Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe
The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is a federally recognized Tribal Government located in Humboldt County. The Tribe began developing its Adaptation + Mitigation policy and programs in 2008 to mitigate climate change and prepare for increased climate impacts. The policy is perpetual, and has been memorialized in several parallel initiatives, including a Rancheria-wide Climate Adaptation Plan, a Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Flood and Dam Break Preparedness Plan, a Tribal Climate Action Pledge, a Climate Action Champion Program (completed in 2016), an Integrated Resource Management Plan, and many others. These efforts contribute to the Tribe's goal of reaching energy self-sufficiency and reducing GHGs by 75% (from a 2002 baseline) by 2018, transitioning to 100% clean (zero-emission) energy by 2030. The Tribe also aims to strengthen its energy self-sufficiency and overall risk preparedness in the face of the climate conditions it is susceptible to, including high winds, heavy rains, flooding, landslides, wildfires, and drought.
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