SB1 Case Study: Chumash Climate Change Transportation Vulnerability Assessment



Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians




The Chumash Climate Change Transportation Vulnerability Assessment project assesses potential vulnerabilities from climate change to Chumash sites and environmental resources of significance across the traditional Chumash territory. Through internal research, outreach to tribal leaders, and surveys from the Chumash community, specific areas, plants, and animal species of importance were identified. Climate change impact projections were evaluated to identify risks to Chumash sites and resources. Transportation routes were mapped to assess accessibility concerns of the Chumash to identified sacred and gathering sites. The main goal of this project was to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment of the transportation system to resources of cultural significance to the Chumash people.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme storms Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Santa Barbara County


Last updated: June 25, 2024