Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Environmental Office
The main goal of the project is to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment of the transportation system to resources of cultural and traditional significance to the Chumash people. Through research, education, outreach, and surveys from the various bands of Chumash, specific areas of importance will be identified. Climate change impact projections will be made to identify risks to Chumash sites and resources. Multimodal transportation routes will be mapped along with planned adaptation projects by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs) to identify specific needs for protecting access for the Chumash to areas of Tribal importance.