Adaptation + Mitigation = Innovation + Resilience



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.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme storms Flooding

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Humboldt County


Last updated: May 22, 2024