Amber Pairis is the Climate Change Advisor for the California Department of Fish and Game’s Climate Science program. Amber is responsible for coordinating the Department’s activities related to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her work focuses on developing a climate change strategy for fish and wildlife within the Department’s management and policy branches and integrating a thought process into all natural resources activities that actively addresses climate change.


The Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and for their use and enjoyment by th public. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.