Blue Lake Rancheria's Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends


Nestled in Northern California’s Mad River Valley between the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Blue Lake Rancheria is bordered by great forests and the California Redwood trees. It’s a sacred and hard-won swath of land for the Tribe that calls it home, and preserving it for future generations is paramount.

With sustainability as a guiding principle, the Blue Lake Rancheria has invested considerable time and money into energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Established in 2008 as an element of its broader environmental program, the Tribe’s energy vision has since expanded into a defined climate action strategy that includes energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and recycling projects and initiatives, all with the twin goals of resiliency and greenhouse gas reduction in mind...

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Petersen, Karen. "Blue Lake Rancheria’s Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends." United States Department of Energy. Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015. Article. (, accessed March 9, 2015)