The livelihoods of communities living in the harsh, mountainous landscape of the Himalaya are under threat from the effects of changing climate. Loss of broad-leaved forests and their subsequent replacement by pine is seen by the community as a cause for increased vulnerability to threats such as floods, landslides and fires. Oak forests have been shown to improve water quality and quantity, improve biodiversity and play an integral role in meeting the community’s needs. The project seeks to increase the area of forest under an oak by planting a native species of Oak, Banj Oak, on parcels of community forest lands. Other project activities include soil and water conservation works, fire prevention activities, cultivation of fodder grass for livestock and other activities to address improved livelihoods of the community. The project provides employment opportunities as members of the local community are employed for project maintenance and monitoring.