The Pacific Region’s jurisdiction includes the state of California, except for some Tribes in southeastern California which are served by the Western Region. The Pacific Region includes four local BIA agencies and provides services to 104 federally-recognized Tribes. Drought, wildfire, and changing ocean conditions increasingly affect the traditional foods, natural resource-based livelihoods, cultural resources, and spiritual well-being of Indigenous peoples in the region. Droughts in particular have contributed to declines in traditional Indigenous staple foods, including acorns, corn, and pine nuts. Increased wildfires have also reduced the populations of traditional fish, wildlife, and plants, such as tanoaks and beargrass, upon which some Tribes rely for food and cultural uses (NCA4, Ch. 25).
- BIA Pacific Regional Resources (doi.gov)
- Pacific Regional Map (bia.gov)
- Pacific Tribal Fact Sheet (bia.gov)
Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Regional Resources
- Pacific CASC Host University: The University of Arizona (arizona.edu)
- Southwest CASC Projects (cascprojects.org)
- Southwest CASC (usgs.gov)
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium (aihec.org)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Connect with the BIA Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience Regional Coordinator:
Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison
The BIA Pacific region is served by the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center partnering with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
Phone: (912) 506-9508
Albuquerque, NM 87104