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24th Annual Hawai'i Conservation Conference
July 18-20, 2017 • Honolulu, HI
Join us to discuss climate-savvy conservation in Hawai'i! Learn more about the conference here.
Seaweb Seafood Summit
June 5, 2017 • Seattle, WA
Lara will participate in a panel on “Adaptation and Infrastructure: Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate,” highlighting findings from our recent The State of Climate Adaptation in U.S. Marine Fisheries Management... [show full event listing]
Lara will participate in a panel on “Adaptation and Infrastructure: Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate,” highlighting findings from our recent The State of Climate Adaptation in U.S. Marine Fisheries Management and related CAKE Fisheries Dashboard.
 
Learn more about the summit here

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3rd National Adaptation Forum
May 9-11, 2017 • Saint Paul, Minnesota
Save the date for the 3rd National Adaptation Forum!    The Forum is the preeminent climate change adaptation event for the innovation of new solutions, sharing of tested approaches and building societal capacity to prepare for and respond to the effects... [show full event listing]
Save the date for the 3rd National Adaptation Forum! 
 
The Forum is the preeminent climate change adaptation event for the innovation of new solutions, sharing of tested approaches and building societal capacity to prepare for and respond to the effects of climate change. The first two National Adaptation Forums drew participants from all 50 states, all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, community groups, academia and private industry. 
  • When: May 9-11, 2017
  • Where: Saint Paul, MN
Contact us today to become a sponsor or exhibitor and learn more about pre-Forum opportunities.

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National Adaptation Forum Webinar - 100 Days of the New Administration
April 26, 2017 • Online
Join us for what's sure to be another stimulating National Adaptation Forum Webinar: 100 Days of the New Administration. Join a panel discussion to explore the implications of and actions in response to the first 100 days of the new federal administration on adaptation activities in the United... [show full event listing]
Join us for what's sure to be another stimulating National Adaptation Forum Webinar: 100 Days of the New Administration. Join a panel discussion to explore the implications of and actions in response to the first 100 days of the new federal administration on adaptation activities in the United States. 

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Teaching Climate Savvy Land Conservation
April 25, 2017 • Yale University - New Haven, CT
Lara will give a lecture on climate change adaptation in land conversation practice as a part of the Strategies for Land Conservation Course at Yale University. Learn about the course here.
National Environmental Justice Conference & Training Program
March 8-10, 2017 • Washington, D.C.
Several EcoAdapt staffers will be attending this conference to discuss and learn more about the critical role of environmental justice in climate change adaptation. We hope to see you there!
Available Science Assessment Project - Scientific Expert Panel Meeting
March 6, 2017 • Portland, OR
The Available Science Assessment Project aims to synthesize and evaluate the body of scientific knowledge on specific, on-the-ground climate adaptation actions to determine the conditions, time frames, and geographic areas where these actions may be most effective for... [show full event listing]
The Available Science Assessment Project aims to synthesize and evaluate the body of scientific knowledge on specific, on-the-ground climate adaptation actions to determine the conditions, time frames, and geographic areas where these actions may be most effective for resource managers.
 
As a part of our current project on sea level rise and coastal change in the Pacific Northwest, EcoAdapt and the Institute for Natural Resources will be convening a Scientific Expert Panel Meeting in March. The purpose of this meeting is to begin evaluating different sea level adaptation actions available to coastal managers in the Pacific Northwest. This is a private meeting.

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National Adaptation Forum Webinar - Rolling Up Our Sleeves Together: Building an Inclusive and Impactful Adaptation Movement
March 1, 2017 • Online
Join us for another great National Adaptation Forum Webinar! Rolling Up Our Sleeves Together: Building an Inclusive and Impactful Adaptation Movement     As we prepare for the 2017 National Adaptation Forum what role can the National Adaptation Forum play for the broader climate... [show full event listing]
Join us for another great National Adaptation Forum Webinar! Rolling Up Our Sleeves Together: Building an Inclusive and Impactful Adaptation Movement  
 
As we prepare for the 2017 National Adaptation Forum what role can the National Adaptation Forum play for the broader climate adaptation movement? What ways can we build cross-sectoral partnerships to for local, regional and state level adaptation wins? What barriers need to be broken and opportunities awakened to harness the momentum before, during, and after National Adaptation Forum? Join us in a conversation among social justice practitioners and adaptation leaders who lead with equitable solutions in their work.

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California Climate Change Symposium
January 25-26, 2017 • Sacramento, CA
We hope you are able to join us at the California Climate Change Symposium to learn more about emerging climate change research and potential implications for The Golden State.
National Adaptation Forum Special Webinar - All adaptation is local: will changes in DC affect the adaptation movement?
December 13, 2016 • Online
Join the broader adaptation community for a National Adaptation Forum Special Webinar about the future of adaptation. Register here!   Webinar description: Over the past decade adaptation has been burgeoning in the United States. While federal agencies have been part of this for the... [show full event listing]
Join the broader adaptation community for a National Adaptation Forum Special Webinar about the future of adaptation. Register here!
 
Webinar description:
Over the past decade adaptation has been burgeoning in the United States. While federal agencies have been part of this for the past several years, they have not always been the primary leaders. What are non-federal entities aiming to do in light of the changes expected in DC? Will their course change or be unaltered?

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Washington State Agency Climate Adaptation Forum
December 6, 2016 • Lacey, WA
Lara Hansen will be speaking on a panel, Setting the Stage for the Future, at the Washington State Agency Climate Adaptation Forum. We hope you are able to attend and join the conversation!
International Transformational Resilience Coalition Conference - Building Human Resilience for Climate Change
November 3-4, 2016 • Washington, D.C.
Join Alex Score at the ITRC Conference this November in D.C., where she will be speaking on a panel!
Natural Areas Conference
October 18-20, 2016 • Davis, California
Join Jessi and several EcoAdapt partners to discuss adaptation at the Natural Areas Conference in Davis, CA! Jessi will be leading a symposium on Tuesday with partners from the U.S. Forest Service, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the... [show full event listing]
Join Jessi and several EcoAdapt partners to discuss adaptation at the Natural Areas Conference in Davis, CA! Jessi will be leading a symposium on Tuesday with partners from the U.S. Forest Service, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative. You can also catch Jessi on Wednesday morning to hear about our emerging work in Northern California!

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UNEP Global Adaptation Network Steering Committee Meeting and the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network Annual Forum
October 16-20, 2016 • Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jessica Hitt is taking EcoAdapt overseas to participate in UNEP's Global Adaptation Network Steering Committee meeting. Jessica will also be moderating one panel and speaking on a different panel at the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network Annual Forum, so look to connect with her there to learn more about EcoAdapt and CAKE!
Climate Change and Your World
October 18 at 7pm • Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA
EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen will join a panel to explore how climate change is affecting our planet and our community, plus a little something on what we can do about it! Politics, science, finance, climate change and YOU! Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen will join a panel to explore how climate change is affecting our planet and our community, plus a little something on what we can do about it! Politics, science, finance, climate change and YOU! Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening event. 
 
EcoAdapt and Climate Solutions will benefit from ticket sales, so bring your friends!

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Great Lakes Adaptation Forum
October 5-7, 2016 • Ann Arbor, Michigan
Join EcoAdapt at the Great Lakes Adaptation Forum to engage with many other adaptation practitioners. The National Adaptation Forum is a proud sponsor of this regional adaptation event.
NAF 2017 Call for Proposals Closes October 14
September 30, 2016
Call for Proposals is now open for the 3rd National Adaptation Forum. Symposia, Training Sessions and Working Groups will close on October 14, 2016. We are seeking submissions that reflect the... [show full event listing]
Call for Proposals is now open for the 3rd National Adaptation Forum. Symposia, Training Sessions and Working Groups will close on October 14, 2016. We are seeking submissions that reflect the best thinking in the adaptation field, informed by theory, research, and practice on key subjects related to identified focal topics and cross-cutting themes. 

Please take a few moments to orient yourself to the National Adaptation Forum submission proposal process by creating an account here. You can review the full instructions here and learn more about how to submit new, modify existing or add additional proposals. You can review the proposal criteria here.

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Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
September 12-14, 2016 • Charlotte, NC
EcoAdapt is excited to attend the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, which is a regional partner of the National Adaptation Forum. More details on our participation available soon, but we hope to see you there!   [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is excited to attend the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, which is a regional partner of the National Adaptation Forum. More details on our participation available soon, but we hope to see you there!
 

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2nd California Adaptation Forum
September 7-8, 2016 • Long Beach, CA
Join EcoAdapt staff members at the 2nd California Adaptation Forum, a regional partner of the National Adaptation Forum! More details to come soon.
IUCN World Conservation Congress
September 1-10, 2016 • Hawai'i
EcoAdapt staff will join other national and international guests at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i, and we hope to see you there!
Dr. Hansen keynotes at UNESCO's triennial World Heritage conference!
August 27-31, 2016 • Galapagos Islands
The triennial World Heritage marine site managers' conferences are an opportunity to discuss emerging challenges and solutions that can be replicated across this network and around the world. Keynote speakers at this year’s conference include Dr. Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia,... [show full event listing]
The triennial World Heritage marine site managers' conferences are an opportunity to discuss emerging challenges and solutions that can be replicated across this network and around the world. Keynote speakers at this year’s conference include Dr. Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia, Martin Visbeck of GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Paul Marshall from the University of Queensland, Lara Hansen from EcoAdapt, Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Brian Sullivan from Google Oceans and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Kenneth Weiss.
 
The central themes of this year’s conference are climate change, sustainable fisheries, and collaboration. The conference is held in partnership with the Gálapagos National Park and the Gálapagos Government Council and receives the leadership support of Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Support was also provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, the Swiss manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the government of Flanders, the Netherlands and Australia, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, WWF, Conservation International and Galapagos Conservancy.
 

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Presentation to Bainbridge Island City Council
July 26, 2016
EcoAdapt will present the Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment to the Bainbridge Island City Council on July 26th. The Council meeting begins at 7pm.  If you can't make the meeting you can watch it online, or listen to an interview with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting on the... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt will present the Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment to the Bainbridge Island City Council on July 26th. The Council meeting begins at 7pm. 
If you can't make the meeting you can watch it online, or listen to an interview with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting on the Assessment. 

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Vulnerability Assessment Workshop of the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa Focal Resources
July 19-20, 2017
 This rapid climate change vulnerability assessment workshop for the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa part of a larger project intended to increase resilience and support adaptation for the region. The goal of this workshop... [show full event listing]
 This rapid climate change vulnerability assessment workshop for the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa part of a larger project intended to increase resilience and support adaptation for the region. The goal of this workshop is to assess the vulnerability of 8-10 focal resources (species, ecosystems, and ecosystem services) to climate change. 
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Workshop Objectives:

  1. Provide participants with baseline knowledge and understanding of climate trends (current, historic, projected future) for the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa.
  2. Assess vulnerabilities of ecosystems and species to climate change including sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity.
This project is funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and co-led by EcoAdapt, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the National Marine Sanctuary Program, and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.

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North American Congress for Conservation Biology
July 17-20, 2016 • Madison, WI
Join us in Wisconsin's capital city for the North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Whitney will be giving a great talk on the four R's of adaptation: resistance, resilience, response, and realignment. Don't miss out!
The State of Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources of the Southeast United States and U.S. Caribbean
June 22, 2016 • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina,... [show full event listing]
Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida - as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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California Ocean Summit
May 15-16, 2016 • San Francisco, CA
Join us at the Fort Mason in May to share lessons learned from adaptation work along the California Coast, including the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary region. We will be sharing the process and products of vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan development. 
Central Valley Adaptation Strategies and Actions Workshop
May 10-11, 2016 • Sacramento, CA
This workshop, part of the Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project, will focus on creating climate adaptation strategies and actions for Central Valley priority habitats, species groups, and species. Activities include reviewing draft vulnerability assessment findings and developing options to... [show full event listing]
This workshop, part of the Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project, will focus on creating climate adaptation strategies and actions for Central Valley priority habitats, species groups, and species. Activities include reviewing draft vulnerability assessment findings and developing options to address changing conditions. For more information, visit the CVLCP page.

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What to do about water: Case studies from across North America
April 28, 2016 • 1109 1st Ave. Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98101
Join Lara Hansen at Climate Conversations, a series of lunchtime discussion with adaptation practitioners that explore ways to address the environmental, economic, and impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest and... [show full event listing]
Join Lara Hansen at Climate Conversations, a series of lunchtime discussion with adaptation practitioners that explore ways to address the environmental, economic, and impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. 
 
She will be discussing how communities around the country are managing changing stormwater-- and how to use the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org) to find useful adaption information on this and other topics.
 
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Space is limited to 30 participants; RSVP required. Please RSVP to kevin@cascadiaconsulting.com or (206) 449- 1124 

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Holistic Adaptation and Equity Approaches that Engage Communities
April 26 2016 • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Local, regional, state and national planning and implementation efforts could better use equity approaches that benefit the diverse needs of low-income and the most vulnerable communities. While we plan for the National Adaptation Forum and... [show full event listing]
Local, regional, state and national planning and implementation efforts could better use equity approaches that benefit the diverse needs of low-income and the most vulnerable communities. While we plan for the National Adaptation Forum and other forums, how do we better include equity perspectives, strategies and leaders to further advance the climate adaptation field? What are some of the strategies and practices that city planners, CBO’s, funders and others are doing to build a more diverse and equitable climate adaptation field?  


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1st National Adaptation Forum in Mexico
April 18-20, 2016 • Mexico City, Mexico
We are extremely excited that colleagues in Mexico are hosting their own National Adaptation Forum! We're even more excited that we get to be part of it. Jessica Hitt will be there sharing the value of CAKE and Alex Score will be walking people up the Adaptation Ladder of Engagement. Check out our... [show full event listing]
We are extremely excited that colleagues in Mexico are hosting their own National Adaptation Forum! We're even more excited that we get to be part of it. Jessica Hitt will be there sharing the value of CAKE and Alex Score will be walking people up the Adaptation Ladder of Engagement. Check out our workshop and talks at the event!

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The Future of Fire and Fuels Management - Adapting Fuels Treatments in a Changing Climate Workshop
April 11, 2016 • Portland, OR
Culminating the Available Science Assessment Project, EcoAdapt and partners will be holding a collaborative workshop in conjunction with the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Portland, OR. This workshop will bring managers and scientists together for broader discussions... [show full event listing]
Culminating the Available Science Assessment Project, EcoAdapt and partners will be holding a collaborative workshop in conjunction with the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Portland, OR. This workshop will bring managers and scientists together for broader discussions regarding fuels management in the context of climate change. Visit the workshop support page for more information.

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Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference
April 4-6, 2016 • Baltimore, MD
Working on adaptation in the northeastern or mid-Atlantic U.S.? Then come visit EcoAdapt at the Local Solutions. Rachel Gregg is leading a workshop on monitoring and evaluation, while Jessica Hitt will present a poster on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org) and the Climate Registry... [show full event listing]
Working on adaptation in the northeastern or mid-Atlantic U.S.? Then come visit EcoAdapt at the Local Solutions. Rachel Gregg is leading a workshop on monitoring and evaluation, while Jessica Hitt will present a poster on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org) and the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe). Rumor has it EcoAdapt may even have a booth. Drop on by!
 

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National Adaptation Forum Quarterly Webinar: The Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Adaptation Planning
March 23, 2016 1PM ET/ 10AM PT • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Join us March 23, 2016, 1PM EST/ 10AM PST for the quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in climate adaptation planning.   TEK is knowledge handed... [show full event listing]
Join us March 23, 2016, 1PM EST/ 10AM PST for the quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in climate adaptation planning.
 
TEK is knowledge handed down through generations through traditional stories and beliefs, including the relationship with the natural environment. Join Margaret Hiza Redsteer, US Geological Survey, Preston Hardison, Policy Analyst, Tulalip Natural Resources, and Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities, Michigan State University, to learn about the importance and role of TEK in adaptation planning at local, regional, and national level.

 
This is the ninth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series, and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.
This is the eighth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE. - See more at: http://www.cakex.org/national-adaptation-forum-webinar-series#sthash.N7eVuUZq.dpuf
 
This is the eighth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE. - See more at: http://www.cakex.org/national-adaptation-forum-webinar-series#sthash.N7eVuUZq.dpuf

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Environmental Industry Summit
March 9-11, 2016 • San Diego, CA
EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg will be attending the Environmental Industry Summit to receive an award from the Climate Change Business Journal for Advancing Best Practices in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience! Rachel will also be speaking on a resilience panel, if you care to learn more. Hope to see you in sunny San Diego!
Implications of Climate Change in Contaminated Site Remediation
March 2, 2016 • Pasadena, CA
This year's Sustainable Remediation Forum will focus on climate change and resilience for contaminated sites. Lara will be presenting on the Implications of climate change in contaminated site remediation, providing key factors for consideration, examples of action and tools to help inform decision... [show full event listing]
This year's Sustainable Remediation Forum will focus on climate change and resilience for contaminated sites. Lara will be presenting on the Implications of climate change in contaminated site remediation, providing key factors for consideration, examples of action and tools to help inform decision making. 

 


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Southern California Climate Adaptation Implementation Workshop
January 20-21, 2016 • Location TBD
As a part of the Southern California Climate Adaptation Project, EcoAdapt will be leading an adaptation implementation workshop for the southern California region. The goal of this workshop is to collaboratively integrate vulnerability... [show full event listing]
As a part of the Southern California Climate Adaptation Project, EcoAdapt will be leading an adaptation implementation workshop for the southern California region. The goal of this workshop is to collaboratively integrate vulnerability and adaptation information into current, on-the-ground forest projects. Efforts will focus on the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Angeles, and Los Padres National Forests, and workshop participants will include both Forest Service staff and other regional stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information!

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Adaptation Planning for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
December 3, 2015 • Oakland, CA
EcoAdapt is continuing to engage with the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Working Group to develop adaptation action recommendations for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and other regional management agencies. This final workshop will focus on... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is continuing to engage with the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Working Group to develop adaptation action recommendations for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and other regional management agencies. This final workshop will focus on prioritizing adaptation strategies to recommend to the Sanctuary Advisory Council in early 2016. For more information on the project, click here

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Climate Impact Assessment Workshop for a Resilient Bainbridge Island
November 18, 2015 • City of Bainbridge Island Council Chamber
As part of the Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment Project, EcoAdapt, in collaboration with the City of Bainbridge Island and Sustainable Bainbridge, is convening a community elicitation workshop to incorporate local knowledge and community values into the creation of a more informed... [show full event listing]
As part of the Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment Project, EcoAdapt, in collaboration with the City of Bainbridge Island and Sustainable Bainbridge, is convening a community elicitation workshop to incorporate local knowledge and community values into the creation of a more informed assessment and begin to develop strategies to overcome vulnerabilities through an improved Comprehensive Plan. Learn more on the Workshop Support Page and register here. 

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EcoAdapt at the 2015 CERF Conference
November 8-12, 2015 • Portland, OR
Join EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation (CERF) Conference in Portland, OR! Rachel will be presenting on Tuesday, November 10 in a session titled Crossing the divide: bringing science and management together to address impacts from climate change on coastal communities.
EcoAdapt at the Rising Seas Summit
November 3-5, 2015 • Boston, MA
Catch up with several EcoAdapt staffers at the Rising Seas Summit in Boston, MA! Jessica Hitt will be presenting on Thursday, November 5 as a part of the Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase session, and later in the day Lara Hansen will be moderating a session on Assessing... [show full event listing]
Catch up with several EcoAdapt staffers at the Rising Seas Summit in Boston, MA! Jessica Hitt will be presenting on Thursday, November 5 as a part of the Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase session, and later in the day Lara Hansen will be moderating a session on Assessing Vulnerability and Prioritizing Action. Join us there and get a 20% discount on registration with "Partners-Discount-EcoAdapt".

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EcoAdapt at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference
November 3-5, 2015 • Coeur d'Alene, ID
We hope you are able to join Rachel Gregg and other EcoAdapt staff members at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference from November 3-5 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. EcoAdapt is a proud sponsor of this event. As a part of a special session on adaptation and working across jurisdictions, Rachel will... [show full event listing]
We hope you are able to join Rachel Gregg and other EcoAdapt staff members at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference from November 3-5 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. EcoAdapt is a proud sponsor of this event. As a part of a special session on adaptation and working across jurisdictions, Rachel will be presenting on the Available Science Assessment Project, which seeks to evaluate the science behind climate adaptation actions.

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EcoAdapt work featured at the Southwest Climate Summit
November 2-3, 2015 • Sacramento, CA
Although we can't be there in person, our project partners Chrissy Howell and Sara Hutto will be presenting on collaborative EcoAdapt work at the Southwest Climate Summit. To learn more about EcoAdapt's projects with California National Forests and with the Greater Farallones National Marine... [show full event listing]
Although we can't be there in person, our project partners Chrissy Howell and Sara Hutto will be presenting on collaborative EcoAdapt work at the Southwest Climate Summit. To learn more about EcoAdapt's projects with California National Forests and with the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, listen in to our partners at their session titled Effective Partnership Models.

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Adaptation Planning for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
October 16, 2015 • Oakland, CA
EcoAdapt is continuing to engage with the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Working Group to develop adaptation action recommendations for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and other regional management agencies. This work is informed by the recently... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is continuing to engage with the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Working Group to develop adaptation action recommendations for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and other regional management agencies. This work is informed by the recently published Vulnerability Assessment Report, which was generated using EcoAdapt methodology and which features several EcoAdapt authors! 

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Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project Vulnerability Assessment Workshop
October 8-9, 2015 • Sacramento
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be presenting and helping facilitate the upcoming Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for the the Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project. The goal of this highly collaborative project, led by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is to identify... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be presenting and helping facilitate the upcoming Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for the the Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project. The goal of this highly collaborative project, led by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is to identify climate-smart conservation actions that will maximize the adaptive capacity of priority species, habitats, and ecosystems to support an ecologically connected Central Valley landscape. The upcoming Vulnerability Assessment Workshop is the first step toward being able to identify possible adaptation strategies and actions for these priority resources.
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Climate Adaptation Evaluation and Monitoring Webinar
September 30, 2015 1PM EST/ 10AM PST • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Join us Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10AM PST/ 1PM EST for the quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about climate adaptation evaluation and monitoring examples in the field.  EcoAdapt's Adaptation Ladder of... [show full event listing]
Join us Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10AM PST/ 1PM EST for the quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about climate adaptation evaluation and monitoring examples in the field.  EcoAdapt's Adaptation Ladder of Engagement helps you assess your "State of Adaptation" to determine what you could be doing improve your efforts to address climate change. One of the critical steps in the ladder is evaluation. Practioners in the field are looking at ways to integrate monitoring and evaluation into their work to determine what is working and what is not working. Join us to learn about examples of climate adaptation evaluation and monitoring efforts in the field. Click HERE for more information and registration. 

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We're talking at the Mississippi River Cities and Town Initiative
17 September 2015 • Dubuque, IA
Lara will be visiting life on the Mississippi. She'll be talking to the mayors of the Mississippi Rivers and Town Initiative about climate change adaptation, exploring a needs assessment survey with them, and encouraging their participation in the National Adaptation Forum to be held somewhere on the Mississippi in 2017! 
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators 2015 Annual Conference
July 31-Aug 2 • Seattle, WA
The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators are holding their annual meeting in Seattle, WA this year. Rachel M. Gregg, EcoAdapt Lead Scientist, will be presenting on climate adaptation through wetlands and riparian restoration. Want to learn more about the Caucus? Check out their website at ncel.net
Climate-­Informed Community and Natural Resource Planning Workshop - Salmon Valley, Idaho
July 29-30, 2015 • Salmon Valley, ID
Salmon, Idaho is one of the most remote communities in the Lower 48. The area is home to a stunning array of biological diversity and important wildlife linkages between the Greater Yellowstone area and both the Frank Church and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. EcoAdapt Lead Scientists, Jessi Kershner and Alex Score, will be running a two-day workshop with assistance from Salmon Valley Stewardship. Activities will include a Community Climate Symposium, field trips, and adaptation consultation with the Forest Restoration Group.


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UC Irvine Fostering Climate Resilient Coastal Communities Workshop
July 22-23, 2015 • Irvine, CA
This free two-day workshop at the University of California-Irvine will focus on how to build resilient coastal communities with available communication and planning tools, funding strategies, and resilient coastal designs.... [show full event listing]
This free two-day workshop at the University of California-Irvine will focus on how to build resilient coastal communities with available communication and planning tools, funding strategies, and resilient coastal designs. Among the invited speakers are EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist, Rachel M. Gregg, as well as Catherine Kuhlman, Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council/ Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency; and Dr. Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz. This workshop will be held at the UC Irvine School of Law.

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2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation
June 14-17, 2015 • New Orleans, LA
The American Water Resources Association is holding a summer specialty conference on climate change adaptation June 14-17 in New Orleans, LA. This conference is about action - how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. Designed to spark dialogue among... [show full event listing]
The American Water Resources Association is holding a summer specialty conference on climate change adaptation June 14-17 in New Orleans, LA. This conference is about action - how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. Designed to spark dialogue among water resource specialists, hydrologists, ecologists, meteorologists, engineers, planners, lawyers and others, this conference will provide a critical path toward informing climate adaptation decisions on the ground. EcoAdapt Lead Scientist, Rachel M. Gregg, will present on preliminary findings from the State of Adaptation project in the Southeast. Learn more here.

 

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Workshop: Scenario Planning with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sactuary
May 27, 2015 • Oakland, CA
EcoAdapt continues to work with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), in collaboration with Point Blue with funding from the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, to develop an useful understanding of the implications of climate change to the GFNMS in order to... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt continues to work with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), in collaboration with Point Blue with funding from the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, to develop an useful understanding of the implications of climate change to the GFNMS in order to develop actionable strategies to improve long-term outcomes for the Sanctuary and the surrounding landscape, seascape and communities. This workshop is one in a series and will continue exploring a scenario planning methodology. The recently completed Vulnerability Assessment from earlier workshops will be available soon. Stay tuned!

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Southern California Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop
May 20-21, 2015 • San Bernardino, CA
EcoAdapt and the USDA Forest Service are leading the Southern California Climate Adaptation Project, which includes conducting a vulnerability assessment, developing climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions, and generating adaptation implementation plans for focal resources of Southern California. Funding for this project is provided by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative and USDA Forest Service.
The goal of this workshop is to develop climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions to conserve priority Southern California habitats, with a specific focus on four National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres). Participants will leave with an understanding of habitat vulnerabilities to climate change and a suite of adaptation actions that could be applied in at least one current project or activity. 

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Community Forum: Adapting Communities of Color [Front Line Communities] for the Realities of Climate Change
May 13, 2015 6:00-9:30PM • New Northside Convention Center 5939 Goodfellow, Saint Louis, MO 63147
Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity, M-SLICE, is partnering with the National Adaptation Forum, and non-profit EcoAdapt to assure front line communities of color are included in the discussion and our voices are heard.
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Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity, M-SLICE, is partnering with the National Adaptation Forum, and non-profit EcoAdapt to assure front line communities of color are included in the discussion and our voices are heard.

Local Climate Change Reality and Challenges:
Residents living in North St. Louis City and North County are particularly vulnerable to the realities of climate change and how it impacts their neighborhoods. In 2010, Lewis Place was hit by a severe tornado that left residents struggling to recover from the damages. North County residents found themselves unprepared when tornadoes hit their neighborhoods. In both instances thousands of dollars in property damages were incurred. How can we ensure that our local governments are more responsive to future climate challenges and disasters?

Come learn from civil rights attorneys, lead scientists and grassroots climate equity experts about actions we can take to better prepare our communities for future climate disasters and share community needs and vision for the future. The purpose of the Acting on Climate Today (ACT) Community Forum is to intersect the science of climate change with our most vulnerable front line communities, examine best practices and begin discussions around adaptation, climate reality and how to make communities of color more resilient.

Panel members will share climate science, vulnerabilities and adaptation options, and share lessons learned and best practices from grassroots climate equity champions.

When: Wednesday May 13, 2015
Where: New Northside Convention Center 5939 Goodfellow
Time: 6:00 – 6:30pm Reception & Networking
6:30 – 9:00pm Panel discussions, Q & A, Breakout sessions
9:00 – 9:30pm Visioning for Preparedness & Actions

For more information see the Community Forum Flyer or Press Release

 

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2nd National Adaptation Forum
The 2nd National Adaptation Forum was a resounding success. Thank you to all 833 adaptation partners who registered to meet us in St. Louis May 12-14, 2015. View the on-line program here. Stay tuned for the post-Forum survey coming your way soon.   We would like to thank our generous... [show full event listing]
The 2nd National Adaptation Forum was a resounding success. Thank you to all 833 adaptation partners who registered to meet us in St. Louis May 12-14, 2015. View the on-line program here. Stay tuned for the post-Forum survey coming your way soon.
 
We would like to thank our generous Sponsors, Exhibitors, Contributors, participants and Steering Committee and Program Committee for helping us bring the Forum to the adaptation community!  

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May 12-14, 2015 • Saint Louis, Missouri
Date: Tuesday, May 12  Time: 8:00­-10:00
Title: Opening Plenary (Live feed available at: https://youtu.be/MijAPHkaaCc) Presenter: Lara Hansen
 
Time 1:30-­3:30pm
Training Title:Integrating Climate-­Smart Conservation into... [show full event listing]
Date: Tuesday, May 12 
Time: 8:00­-10:00
Title: Opening Plenary (Live feed available at: https://youtu.be/MijAPHkaaCc) Presenter: Lara Hansen
 
Time 1:30-­3:30pm
Training Title:Integrating Climate-­Smart Conservation into Marine Protected Area Management
Presenter: Jessi Kershner and Whitney Reynier
 
Time 1:30-­3:30pm
Working Group Title: Adapting to Acidified Waters: Communication, Management, and Action Co­convenor: Alex Score
 
Time 1:30­-3:30pm
Working Group Title: Identifying Decision ­Focused Climate Adaptation Activities and Aligning Priorities Across Multiple Sectors and Scales in the Southeast United States
Co­convenor: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Session Title: Is it Doing Any Good? Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Adaptation Activities Presenter: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 5:30­-8:30pm (Poster available all week)
Poster Title: The State of Adaptation in the Southeast United States: Resilient Water Resources
Presenter: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Title: Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Presenter: Jessica Hitt
 
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Title: Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe): A Tool to Track Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
Presenter: Jessica Hitt
 
Time: 5:30­-8:30pm (Poster available all week)
Poster Title: CAKE Dashboards: the Next Generation of Adaptation Support Tools Presenter: Jessica Hitt
 
Time: 5:30-­8:30pm (Poster available all week)
Poster Title: Operationalizing Climate ­Informed Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Presenter: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 5:30­-8:30pm (Poster available all week)
Poster Title: Scorecards for Sustainable Success: An Analysis of the Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System 2010­2015
Presenter: Mallory Morgan and Alex Score
 
Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 8:30­-10:00
Talk Title: The Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP): Evaluating the Supporting Science behind Climate Adaptation Actions
Presenter: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 1:00­-3:00pm
Training Title: CAKE Tools Café: Get Trained to Use Some of the Field’s Leading andEmerging Tools and Resources
Presenter: Jessica Hitt
Talk: Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; cakex.org)
 
Time: 1:00­-3:00pm
Working Group Title: Don't Get Stuck in the Mud: Managing Wetlands in a Changing Climate Presenter: Lara Hansen, Whitney Reynier, Eric Mielbrecht
 
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Training Title:Emerging Adaptation Tools and Resources Presenter: Jessica Hitt,
Talk: CAKE Dashboards: The next generation of adaptation resources
 
Time: 6:00-9:30pm
Community Forum: Community Forum: Adapting Communities of Color [Front LineCommunities] for the Realities of Climate Change
Co­-conveners: Rachel Gregg, Jessica Hitt, and Alex Score 

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 8:30­-10:00am
Talk Title: Bringing Partners Together and Setting Project Goals in Southern CaliforniaForests
Presenter: Jessi Kershner
 
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Talk Title: The Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Fisheries Management Presenter: Alex Score
 
Time:12:30­-1:30pm
Webinar Title: Live From the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Presenter: Lara Hansen, Whitney Reynier, and Alex Score
 
Time: 2:30­-3:30pm
Talk Title: The National Ocean Policy and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Presenter: Rachel M. Gregg
 
Time: 4:00­-5:30pm
Title: Closing Plenary (Live feed available at: https://youtu.be/nByzesQ1ZTo) Presenter: Lara Hansen

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Learn more about the CRAVe-CAKE database!
Washington, DC
The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) has developed a registry to provide access to information about climate change vulnerability assessments. CRAVe, or the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability, will be released publicly at the National Adaptation Forum... [show full event listing]
The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) has developed a registry to provide access to information about climate change vulnerability assessments. CRAVe, or the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability, will be released publicly at the National Adaptation Forum the week of May 11. The effort is a partnership between NCCWSC and EcoAdapt, with funding support from USGS, the US FWS and the US Forest Service, and originated in the Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group (ILMAG). An interagency/public-private steering group has provided critical input.

NCCWSC will provide a briefing on CRAVe on May 7 at Noon EDT. It will be held in Room 1548 at the Main Interior Building, and via webex/telecon at:

​CRAVe can leverage the investments being made by all agencies and partners in climate vulnerability assessments.To do so requires ​active input from those who conduct and manage assessments. Please join for this informative and important briefing.


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Building Climate Resilience into Water Resources
May 2, 2015 • River Rally, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
Supporting sustainable water resources is key to the well-being of human communities, habitats, and species. Water resources are under pressure from a variety of sources, including increased competition, drought, floods, pollution, rapid urbanization, and climate change, among others.... [show full event listing]
Supporting sustainable water resources is key to the well-being of human communities, habitats, and species. Water resources are under pressure from a variety of sources, including increased competition, drought, floods, pollution, rapid urbanization, and climate change, among others. Climate-induced effects on the water cycle will alter hydrologic systems and intensify extreme weather events in different ways throughout the United States. In turn, these changes will affect how managers, planners, and other practitioners approach water resources management, planning, and conservation. Different mechanisms are available to support climate-informed water resources action, including increasing water supplies, protecting ecosystems, increasing water resource use efficiency, and improving flood protection, among others.

This participant-driven workshop will focus on the methods and challenges of incorporating climate change into water resources management, planning, and conservation. We aim to help participants identify specific vulnerabilities of their work to climate change, and to refine or develop adaptation strategies to effectively increase resilience.

This session will be composed of three sections: 20% time on overview presentations, 65% time in smaller working groups, and another 15% time in wrap-up sharing and discussion.
• Overview presentations on impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation responses. These presentations will cover basic climate science, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation concepts; resources and tools available for decision support; and real-life, practical examples of how others have incorporated climate change adaptation in their work in natural and built systems.
• Smaller working groups. Attendees will then move into smaller breakout groups to explore the application of vulnerability and adaptation in their own work. Some of the topics that these smaller groups may address include:
• Individual goals/priorities
• Planning/management context of work
• Biggest concerns about climate change
• Options for adaptation
• Factors that facilitate or hinder adaptation
• Desired tools and information
• Sharing and discussion. The workshop will conclude with a final plenary for broader discussion of topics covered in the smaller groups and lessons learned during the workshop.

Each participant will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of the issues relating to water resources and climate change, and specific adaptation actions that can be integrated into their work.
 
Session Date & Time: May 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

Session Length: 90 minutes
 
Presenter(s):
Rachel Gregg and Jessi Kershner, EcoAdapt
 
Presenter Bio(s): 

Rachel M. Gregg, a Lead Scientist at EcoAdapt, has over a decade of experience in the application of natural and social science, policy, and management. She brings expertise in impacts assessment, adaptation planning, strategy development and evaluation, workshop and expert panel facilitation, and developing guidance to support decision-making and management in a changing climate. She has led projects that included significant climate impacts assessment work in marine and coastal North America and the Great Lakes region, and is conducting similar work for the southeast United States and western United States and Canada. She is also the Content Director for the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org).

Jessi Kershner, a Lead Scientist at EcoAdapt, has been engaged in climate-related work for over a decade. She brings expertise in designing expert elicitation vulnerability assessments, facilitating adaptation planning, and translating spatial data into useable formats to improve tangible adaptation outcomes. She led the Climate Adaptation Project for the Sierra Nevada, and is engaged in similar, multi-stakeholder collaborative climate vulnerability and adaptation efforts in Alaska, California, Idaho, and Montana, and with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California. Jessi also leads EcoAdapt's Spatial Prioritization of Adaptation work, which focuses on ways to use spatial data - both climate and non-climate - to inform vulnerability assessments and develop targeted adaptation strategies.
 
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National Adaptation Forum Webinar: Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
February 12, 2015
Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Climate Justice Initiative is working to educate communities to adapt to climate change. Join Jacqui Patterson,... [show full event listing]
Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Climate Justice Initiative is working to educate communities to adapt to climate change. Join Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, to learn about her work on equity indicators and applications. Also hear from Branden Johnson, President of the NAACP Longview Chapter, Vik Verma, Chair of the Safe Inviting Green Neighborhoods (SIGNS) Initiative, and Katherine Egland, NAACP Board Environmental and Climate Justice Committee Chair, about how these innovative indicators are being applied in the planning of newly formed Eco-Districts in Longview, TX and Gulfport, MS. 
 
This is the sixth installment of the National Adaptation Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.
 
Register HERE.
 
Agenda & Speakers
To learn more about the scheduled speakers and view relevant reading material, visit our Webinar page.  

Agenda  
  • 1:00-1:05 PM EST/ 10:00-10:05 AM PST Welcome and IntroductionsLara Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt
  • 1:05-1:25 PM EST/10:05-10:25 AM PST Social equity indicators and opportunities for leadership in a new green economyJacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • 1:25-1:35 PM EST/ 10:25-10:35 AM PST Longview, TX Eco-District, Vik Verma and Branden Johnson, Longview Eco-District Coalition
  • 1:35-1:45 PM EST/ 10:35-10:45 AM PST Gulfport, MS Eco-District, Katherine Egland, Gulfport Eco-District
  • 1:45-2:00 PM EST/10:45-11:00 AM PST  Open discussion and questions for presenters.

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Southern California Climate Adaptation Project Focal Resources Workshop
November 18, 2014 • San Dimas, CA
EcoAdapt and the USDA Forest Service are leading the Southern California Climate Adaptation Project, which includes conducting a vulnerability assessment, developing climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions, and generating adaptation implementation plans for focal resources of Southern California, with a specific focus on four National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres). Funding for this project is provided by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative and USDA Forest Service.

The goal of this workshop is to collaboratively identify and finalize a suite of focal resources (e.g., habitats, species). The final suite of resources will be the focus of the vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning efforts for the remainder of the project.


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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Adaptation Planning Workshop
November 12-13, 2014 • Grangeville, ID
The goal of this workshop is to create an opportunity for managers to review the results of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Vulnerability Assessment, discuss their options for managing resources in the face of climate change,... [show full event listing]
The goal of this workshop is to create an opportunity for managers to review the results of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Vulnerability Assessment, discuss their options for managing resources in the face of climate change, and improve understanding of how vulnerability and adaptation information can be integrated into management operations. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to apply/utilize vulnerability and adaptation information in at least one current activity or project.

For more information, please check the workshop support page here.

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Registration is now OPEN for the National Adaptation Forum
May 12-14, 2015 • St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Registration is now OPEN for the National Adaptation Forum! Early Bird Registration will be open from Oct. 13, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2015. Beginning Mar. 1, 2015, regular registration rates will be in effect. Online registration will close May 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm ET. Register today, in 2013 registration... [show full event listing]
Registration is now OPEN for the National Adaptation Forum! Early Bird Registration will be open from Oct. 13, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2015. Beginning Mar. 1, 2015, regular registration rates will be in effect. Online registration will close May 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm ET. Register today, in 2013 registration sold out in advance! Book your room in advance here.

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2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
October 22-24, 2014 • Washington , D.C

Data Integration in Action -- Multiple LCCs and Partners working with Integrated Solutions

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Data Integration in Action -- Multiple LCCs and Partners working with Integrated Solutions

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 10:45 AM

Bj Richardson,USFWS, Hadley, MA
Tom Miewald,USFWS, Portland, OR
Lei Ann Wilson,USGS, Ft. Collins, CO
Emily Fort,USGS, Reston, VA
Rachel Gregg,EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA
Laura O'Gan,National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO
Amy Keister,USFWS
Jenn Jenkins,USFWS/Artic LCC, Fairbanks, AK
Pat Lineback,USFWS, Sacramento, CA
Janine Salwasser,Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Tosha Comendant,Conservation Biology Institute, Corvallis, OR

For landscape-level analyses to succeed, researchers need data portals and catalogs to interact at many levels. This way users, both in management and the scientific community, can discover and use distributed science products. Taken to the next level, these interactions can help outreach specialists provide information to local and regional agencies, supporting conservation at the community level. This presentation will discuss the how multiple Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (North Pacific, North Atlantic, Great Basin, Desert, and Southern Appalachian) and partner projects (Heart of the Rockies, NorWeST) are working to build these interactions among data portals and catalogs.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation Strategies for Sierra Nevada Resources
October 14-17, 2014 • Sierra Nevada, CA
Through California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CALCC) funding, EcoAdapt and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) led the Climate Adaptation Project for the Sierra Nevada, a cooperative venture that identified management actions to aid regionally... [show full event listing]
Through California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CALCC) funding, EcoAdapt and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) led the Climate Adaptation Project for the Sierra Nevada, a cooperative venture that identified management actions to aid regionally important ecosystems and species in adapting to changing climate conditions. EcoAdapt and the USFS are now leading a series of workshops for Sierra Nevada land managers. The goal of these workshops is to create an opportunity for managers to review the results of this project, discuss their options for managing resources in the face of climate change, and improve understanding of how these products can inform on-the-ground decisions and aid climate adaptation actions.

Three workshops will be held in the Sierra Nevada:
  • Tuesday, October 14th from 10am-2:30pm in Susanville, CA
  • Wednesday, October 15th from 10am-2:30pm in South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Friday, October 17th from 9am-1:30pm in Clovis, CA


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Northern Rockies Adaptation Partnership Workshop Series
October-November 2014 • Montana and Idaho
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be helping facilitate the Northern Rockies Adaptation Partnership workshop series, which is aimed at identifying the most significant vulnerabilities to climate change throughout the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region, and developing specific adaptation... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be helping facilitate the Northern Rockies Adaptation Partnership workshop series, which is aimed at identifying the most significant vulnerabilities to climate change throughout the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region, and developing specific adaptation strategies and tactics.

EcoAdapt will be attending four workshops in the series:
  • October 9-10, 2014 in Bozeman, MT
  • October 20-21, 2014 in Missoula, MT
  • October 23-24, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, ID
  • November 4-5, 2014 in Helena, MT
A fifth workshop is planned for Oct 15-16 in Bismarck, ND although we will not be able to attend.

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The California Adaptation Forum
August 19th-20th, 2014 • Sacramento, CA
Join members of the EcoAdapt team: Lara Hansen, Jessica Hitt, and Jessi Kershner at the California Adaptation Forum. The Local Government Commission and the State of California are organizing the first California Adaptation Forum in the state capital, to be held August 19 – 20, 2014. This two-day... [show full event listing]
Join members of the EcoAdapt team: Lara Hansen, Jessica Hitt, and Jessi Kershner at the California Adaptation Forum. The Local Government Commission and the State of California are organizing the first California Adaptation Forum in the state capital, to be held August 19 – 20, 2014. This two-day forum will build off last year’s successful National Adaptation Forum  in Colorado. The attendance of many California leaders there underscored the need for a California-focused event, which will be held every other year to complement the biennial national forum. Registration is now open!

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EcoAdapt Coming to Sacramento for the California Adaptation Forum
Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th; “Almost There” session on Wednesday, August 20th from 10:30am-12:00pm • Sacramento, CA
Have you ever wondered what global warming might feel like? Head on out to Sacramento this August for the California Adaptation Forum, regional partner of the National Adaptation Forum! It promises to be a hot day outside, but inside there will be cool ideas aplenty. Swing on by the EcoAdapt exhibit... [show full event listing]
Have you ever wondered what global warming might feel like? Head on out to Sacramento this August for the California Adaptation Forum, regional partner of the National Adaptation Forum! It promises to be a hot day outside, but inside there will be cool ideas aplenty. Swing on by the EcoAdapt exhibit booth to learn more about CAKE (meet an Adaptation Maven in person!), the National Adaptation Forum, and other EcoAdapt projects. Learn more about some of the work we're doing in California during the session “Almost There: Next Steps for Integrating Land-use, Water and Ecosystem Adaptation Planning”, where Jessi Kershner will talk about the Sierra Nevada adaptation project and discuss with other session panelists ways to promote effective cross-sector planning in California.


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Live Webinar from the California Adaptation Forum
August 20, 2014 • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Join Lara Hansen and fellow presenters from the first California Adaptation Forum August 20 from 7:30 am-8:15 am PST. This webinar will provide you with a recap on the thoughts, themes, and solutions... [show full event listing]
Join Lara Hansen and fellow presenters from the first California Adaptation Forum August 20 from 7:30 am-8:15 am PST. This webinar will provide you with a recap on the thoughts, themes, and solutions participants discussed on Day 1 and provide thoughts on next steps for California. Hope you will join us. Register HERE.

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Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference
June 24th-26th, 2014 • Ann Arbor, MI
EcoAdapt is happy to be a supporter of the Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference being held June 24-26th in Ann Arbor, MI! This conference (a regional partner of our National Adaptation Forum) is being convened by the Graham Sustainability Institute at the... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is happy to be a supporter of the Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference being held June 24-26th in Ann Arbor, MI! This conference (a regional partner of our National Adaptation Forum) is being convened by the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan, the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities, the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments, and the Kresge Foundation. Rachel and Jessica will be attending to represent several EcoAdapt programs, including the State of Adaptation, CAKE, and NAF! Learn more at http://graham.umich.edu/glaac/capstone2014. If you’re attending, be sure to check out Rachel’s talks on The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region: Examples and Opportunities and Climate-Informed Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning!

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Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for the North-central California Coast and Ocean
June 10-11, 2014 • San Francisco, CA
The 2nd workshop of the Climate-Smart Adaptation for the North-central California Coast and Ocean Project, an effort to collaboratively develop and implement adaptation actions for coastal and marine resources. The goal of this workshop is to assess the vulnerability of a suite of these resources... [show full event listing]
The 2nd workshop of the Climate-Smart Adaptation for the North-central California Coast and Ocean Project, an effort to collaboratively develop and implement adaptation actions for coastal and marine resources. The goal of this workshop is to assess the vulnerability of a suite of these resources (chosen at the previous Focal Resources Workshop) to climate change. Over 2 days participants will: (1)review climate trends for the north-central California coast; (2) assess vulnerability for a suite of species, habitats, and ecosystems services that were selected through a prior workshop; and (3) discuss and evaluate regional management decision vulnerabilities and solutions. 
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Climate, Cities, and Behavior Symposium
May 27-29, 2014 • Garrison Institute, NY
Rachel will be attending this Kresge Foundation symposium, which is a working meeting of climate adaptation service providers and practitioners, to discuss EcoAdapt's efforts to facilitate adaptation practice and knowledge exchange.
Climate Adaptation Options for Natural Resource Managers in the Sierra Nevada
May 27, 2014 from 10am-4pm • Fresno, CA
Through California Landscape Conservation Cooperative funding, EcoAdapt and U.C. Berkeley have recently completed two Sierra Nevada climate change projects. Researchers at U.C. Berkeley collaborated with federal and California Department of Fish & Wildlife... [show full event listing]
Through California Landscape Conservation Cooperative funding, EcoAdapt and U.C. Berkeley have recently completed two Sierra Nevada climate change projects. Researchers at U.C. Berkeley collaborated with federal and California Department of Fish & Wildlife scientists to develop a map of meadow connectivity and climate change refugia across the Sierra Nevada, while scientists at EcoAdapt conducted a vulnerability assessment and developed adaptation strategies for focal resources of the Sierra Nevada. The goal of this workshop is to create an opportunity for managers to review the results of these projects, discuss their options for managing resources in the face of climate change, and improve understanding of how these products can inform on-the-ground decisions and aid climate adaptation actions.

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Adaptation in the City
May 22, 2014 • National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series
Cities and communities are facing unprecedented challenges in developing climate adaptation solutions while some are successful in planning and implementing  innovative strategies. This webinar will highlight community adaptation action.... [show full event listing]
Cities and communities are facing unprecedented challenges in developing climate adaptation solutions while some are successful in planning and implementing  innovative strategies. This webinar will highlight community adaptation action. Stay tuned for more details or go to: http://ecoadapt.org/webinars/Community-Adaptation-in-the-City

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EcoAdapt at the Local Solutions Conference in the Northeast!
May 19-21, 2014 • Manchester, NH
EcoAdapt is happy to be a sponsor of the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference being held May 19-21st in Manchester, NH! Hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regions 1 and 2, this conference (a regional partner of our... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is happy to be a sponsor of the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference being held May 19-21st in Manchester, NH! Hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regions 1 and 2, this conference (a regional partner of our National Adaptation Forum) is intended to help planners, decision-makers, and educators understand how to create resilient local communities. Learn more at http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/.  If you’re attending, come say hello to Rachel at our exhibit and chat about EcoAdapt, CAKE, and NAF!

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Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
April 28-29, 2014 • Charlotte, NC
EcoAdapt will be participating in the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, a National Adaptation Forum regional partner to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas. Alex Score,... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt will be participating in the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, a National Adaptation Forum regional partner to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas. Alex Score, EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist, will be presenting on the State of Adaptation Program, the 2nd National Adaptation Forum, and the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). Please come by and say hello at our exhibit booth!


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Unity Fishbowl Talk
April 22, 2014 • Unity College, Unity, ME
As part of the Fishbowl colloquium series, Lara will talk about the career path to adaptation and starting a non-profit science organization to try and help the world prepare for and respond to climate change. (That’s EcoAdapt!)
Crown Managers Partnership Forum
March 17-19, 2014 • Missoula, MT
Join Lara at the 14th Annual Forum, “Adaptive Management for Climate Change in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.” On the 18th Lara will join witty repartee as part of an Adaptive Strategy Management Panel with collegues from the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the University... [show full event listing]
Join Lara at the 14th Annual Forum, “Adaptive Management for Climate Change in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.” On the 18th Lara will join witty repartee as part of an Adaptive Strategy Management Panel with collegues from the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the University of Calgary. She will also present the dinner presentation that night, focusing on how to “think scenarically” in your day job. 

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EcoAdapt and Headwater Economics Talk Forest Adaptation
February 25, 2014
While the polar vortex may have confused you about your position on climate change, the USFS understands that in addition to individual weather events they also need to plan for longer-term climate change. EcoAdapt and Headwaters Economics will share what they have been... [show full event listing]
While the polar vortex may have confused you about your position on climate change, the USFS understands that in addition to individual weather events they also need to plan for longer-term climate change. EcoAdapt and Headwaters Economics will share what they have been doing to help agency managers and planners translate climate adaption policy directives to apply to their forest specific plans. The focus will be on their work in USFS Regions 1, 5 and 10. This includes vulnerability assessments, adaptation strategy development, and capacity building. EcoAdapt and Headwaters Economics also will discuss how they are working with the USFS to identify climate-driven vulnerabilities in both natural and social systems, and tie adaptive actions to larger Forest Plan goals.

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National Adaptation Forum Webinar: Safeguarding California- A State's Updated Adaptation Plan
February 20, 2014
 Join us for the 2nd National Adaptation Forum webinar to learn what California "Safeguarding California Plan" and other jurisdictions are doing as they develop adaptation plans with Lara Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt, Amber... [show full event listing]
 Join us for the 2nd National Adaptation Forum webinar to learn what California "Safeguarding California Plan" and other jurisdictions are doing as they develop adaptation plans with Lara Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt, Amber Pairis, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Climate Change, California Natural Resources Agency, and Michael McCormick, AICP; Local and Regional Affairs Advisor, Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Office of Planning and Research. The webinar will take place February 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. 

 

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Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Project for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada
February 12, 2014 • Webinar
 EcoAdapt and partners have been conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment and developing adaptation strategies for focal resources in the Sierra Nevada of California over the past year. We will be showing the final results of the project based on the two workshops held in 2013 and... [show full event listing]
 EcoAdapt and partners have been conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment and developing adaptation strategies for focal resources in the Sierra Nevada of California over the past year. We will be showing the final results of the project based on the two workshops held in 2013 and additional syntheses by EcoAdapt. Additionally we will be explaining next steps for the project and discussing the broader impacts. Although the geographic focus is the Sierra, the methods and results are relevant to other adaptation practitioners, so we encourage people to participate from other areas!
 
 
To attend the webinar click here and follow the instructions below:
2. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: calcc
3. Call-in number: 1-866-737-4154
4. Passcode: 287 267 0

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North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Project: Focal Resources Workshop
February 11, 2014 • San Francisco, CA
The goal of the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Project is to collaboratively develop and implement adaptation actions in response to, and in preparation for, climate change impacts on coast and ocean habitats, species and ecosystem services. This first workshop... [show full event listing]
The goal of the North-central California Coast and Ocean Climate-Smart Adaptation Project is to collaboratively develop and implement adaptation actions in response to, and in preparation for, climate change impacts on coast and ocean habitats, species and ecosystem services. This first workshop will finalize a list of North-central California Coast and Ocean focal resources (species, habitats and ecosystem services) for use in the process. Lara will co-facilitate this workshop with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Visit the Workshop Support page to learn more!

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14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Building Climate Solutions
January 28-30, 2014 • Washington, D.C.
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EcoAdapt will be participating in the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Building Climate Solutions. The conference  will engage over 1,200 key individuals from a wide range of sectors who will develop strategies and tactics that advance solutions to minimize the impacts of anthropogenic climate change .Check out our booth in the interactive exhibit hall and visit some of the fisheries management sessions we'll be supporting as part of our ongoing work on climate-informed fisheries managementWe hope to see you there!  



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Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
January 22-23 • Raleigh, NC
EcoAdapt is honored to continue its role on the Department of Interior's Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science. In addition to our role on the broader committee, EcoAdapt also supports the Actionable Science Working Group. Lara will be participating in the upcoming... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is honored to continue its role on the Department of Interior's Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science. In addition to our role on the broader committee, EcoAdapt also supports the Actionable Science Working Group. Lara will be participating in the upcoming meeting and looks forward to continued coordination on integrating climate change adaptation into the mission of the Climate Science Centers and their linkages to other federal and state efforts.
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Tongass National Forest Vulnerability Assessment Panel
January 14-15, 2014 • Juneau, AK
This panel will consider the implication of environmental changes to ice and snow in the Tongass National Forest, and the related implications for salmon and water (quantity, quality and location) management in the region. Lara and Jessi will lead this two day workshop. Visit the Workshop Support page to learn more!
National Adaptation Forum Webinar: Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation
November 21, 2013
 Join us for the First National Adaptation Forum Webinar: Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation with  Lara Hansen. Ph.D.Chief Scientist and... [show full event listing]
 Join us for the First National Adaptation Forum Webinar: Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation with  Lara Hansen. Ph.D.Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt,  Sara P. Hoverter, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center, and Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland Thursday November 21- 1:00-2:00PM EST. To register to:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/798461248

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Adaptation in the Big City
October 17-18, 2013 • Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
Join Lara Hansen for Urban Resilience – In an Era of Climate Change: Global Input for Local Solutions . A Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Initiative, an event to share and create ideas for improving NYC’s planning in the face of climate change by taking advantage of green/grey infrastructure and learning... [show full event listing]
Join Lara Hansen for Urban Resilience – In an Era of Climate Change: Global Input for Local Solutions . A Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Initiative, an event to share and create ideas for improving NYC’s planning in the face of climate change by taking advantage of green/grey infrastructure and learning from the efforts of others.  Lara’s session is 10am on the 18th at Kingsborough Community College. Hop the B train and join her there.
 
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Assessing Vulnerability in Tongass National Forest
October 2013 • Juneau, AK
 The primary focus of the two-day workshop will be on assessing ice, snow, salmon, and water management in Tongass National Forest. The workshop will involve expert panel members to discuss management issues focused on climate change impacts on harvest (salmon,... [show full event listing]
 The primary focus of the two-day workshop will be on assessing ice, snow, salmon, and water management in Tongass National Forest. The workshop will involve expert panel members to discuss management issues focused on climate change impacts on harvest (salmon, timber), permits (dams, roads, water quality, mining), and restoration. More soon on the workshop support page.

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Greentopia Futures Summit 2013
September 10, 2013 • Rochester, NY
Alex will be part of a panel discussing climate adaptation and mitigation during the 2013 Futures Summit at 3:30 PM. She will be presenting on climate adaptation efforts in the Great Lakes region and adaptation tools, including the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange- CAKE. The 2013 Futures Summit... [show full event listing]
Alex will be part of a panel discussing climate adaptation and mitigation during the 2013 Futures Summit at 3:30 PM. She will be presenting on climate adaptation efforts in the Great Lakes region and adaptation tools, including the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange- CAKE. The 2013 Futures Summit is intended to provide a contemporary approach to sharing knowledge and practices among people who are working towards building sustainable communities and businesses.

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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Vulnerability Assessment Workshop
September 10-11, 2013 • Grangeville, ID
EcoAdapt’s Jessi Kershner and Lara Hansen will be leading a vulnerability assessment workshop for key Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest resources. The workshop will include presentations on climate trends for the region, assessing the vulnerabilities of a suite of species and ecosystems to... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt’s Jessi Kershner and Lara Hansen will be leading a vulnerability assessment workshop for key Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest resources. The workshop will include presentations on climate trends for the region, assessing the vulnerabilities of a suite of species and ecosystems to climate and non-climate stressors, and discussions and evaluations of socio-economic and ecosystem services vulnerabilities. Key workshop partners include Sound Science and Headwaters Economics. For more information visit the workshop page.

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Climate Change and New England Fisheries- Observations, Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
July 31- August 1, 2013 • Portland, ME
Alex Score will be attending this two-day workshop to begin discussing ways to integrate climate change into fisheries management. The workshop will focus on the state of the science and fishermen’s observations from an ecosystem perspective, crossing management boundaries and discussions on how... [show full event listing]
Alex Score will be attending this two-day workshop to begin discussing ways to integrate climate change into fisheries management. The workshop will focus on the state of the science and fishermen’s observations from an ecosystem perspective, crossing management boundaries and discussions on how existing management strategies can be adapted, and what new and proposed strategies can be effective in the face of climate change. For more information go to the workshop page.

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Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Shelf
July 23, 2013 • Providence, RI
Alex Score will be attending a workshop to share knowledge and identify priority science needs and opportunities to advance understanding of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish stocks of the U.S. Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. This workshop will serve as a forum for the... [show full event listing]
Alex Score will be attending a workshop to share knowledge and identify priority science needs and opportunities to advance understanding of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish stocks of the U.S. Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. This workshop will serve as a forum for the climate, oceanography, and fisheries science community to address key research needs to improve the understanding of regional ocean conditions, biological components of the ecosystems, and on fish stocks and fisheries. For more information go to the workshop page.

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Sharing the lessons of NAF and the value of CAKE at the International Congress for Conservation Biology
July 22, 2013 • Baltimore, MD
Lara will share the inside scoop on the Inaugural National Adaptation Forum at the 26th Annual International Congress for Conservation Biology. Join her at the poster session Monday night from 6-8pm, where she'll be presenting "Building climate change adaptation... [show full event listing]
Lara will share the inside scoop on the Inaugural National Adaptation Forum at the 26th Annual International Congress for Conservation Biology. Join her at the poster session Monday night from 6-8pm, where she'll be presenting "Building climate change adaptation practice by convening the field: Lessons learned and tips traded at the National Adaptation Forum." Its a pretty poster so come check it out!

If you're unable to attend in person, check out Lara's poster here!

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The Adaptation Marketplace and CAKE at NCCARF!
24 – 27 June 2013 • Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Jessica Hitt will be giving an invited presentation introducing the Adaptation Marketplace and demoing the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (www.CAKEx.org) at The NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013 knowledge+partnerships conference! 
 
EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen to give Briefing on the National Adaptation Forum to the USFWS!
June 26, 2013
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The National Adaptation Forum brought together a group of federal, state and local agencies, tribal governments, private resource managers, scientists, engineers and sectoral interest groups to Denver, CO last April to share strategies, lessons, tools and information necessary to incorporate climate change into their work. 

Dr. Hansen will provide an overview of the National Adaptation Forum and brief the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the what happened at the forum. 

Office of the Science Advisor Web Conference Series
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2:30-4:00 PM Eastern
 
 

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Adaptation Planning Workshop for Sierra Nevada Resources
June 4-5, 2013 • Sacramento, CA
Join us for the 2nd workshop in a two-part workshop series looking at climate changes and adaptation options for resources of the Sierra Nevada. The workshop will be held in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th.   The goal of this workshop is to develop a portfolio of... [show full event listing]
Join us for the 2nd workshop in a two-part workshop series looking at climate changes and adaptation options for resources of the Sierra Nevada. The workshop will be held in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th.
 
The goal of this workshop is to develop a portfolio of adaptation options for the Sierra Nevada, and to prioritize where, when, and how to implement actions. We will be reviewing the results of the vulnerability assessment workshop; developing adaptation strategies for the region and for key ecosystems, species, and services; and using comparative mapping and spatial analysis to target where and when adaptation actions can be implemented by different agencies and stakeholders. 

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Rocky Mountain Partner Workshop on Climate Adaptation and Cold Water Systems
June 4-5, 2013 • Bozeman, MT
The workshop will focus on adaptation planning and action, how to link science to strategies to actions and scaling up (and down) within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative region in terms of: assessing vulnerabilities, identifying adaptation options, prioritizing actions... [show full event listing]
The workshop will focus on adaptation planning and action, how to link science to strategies to actions and scaling up (and down) within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative region in terms of: assessing vulnerabilities, identifying adaptation options, prioritizing actions and sharing information on adaptation progress and lessons among practitioners in the region. This workshop is being led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation and EcoAdapt.
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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2013
June 4, 2013 • Newseum, King Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
Alex Score will be moderating a panel "The New Normal: Adapting to Coastal Risks" during the2013 Capitol Hill Ocean Week in Washington, D.C. Panel members include Michael Cohen , Vice President for Government Affairs, Renaissance Re, Jessica Grannis, Staff Attorney, Georgetown Climate... [show full event listing]
Alex Score will be moderating a panel "The New Normal: Adapting to Coastal Risks" during the2013 Capitol Hill Ocean Week in Washington, D.C. Panel members include Michael Cohen , Vice President for Government Affairs, Renaissance Re, Jessica Grannis, Staff Attorney, Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown University Law Center, Michael Marrella, Director, Waterfront and Open Space Planning Division, Department of City Planning, John D. Schelling, Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Programs Manager, Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division, and David Waggonner | President, Waggonner & Ball Architects.Discussion will examine how diverse American communities have experienced and are adapting to coastal risk in the 21st century, this discussion will offer insights into what may work and for how long, highlighting near-term strategies that can offer immediate protection for increasingly vulnerable coastal cultures, economies, and communities. For more information visit http://nmsfocean.org/CHOW-2013.

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Learning to Live With the Heat: Sky Island Region A2A Workshop
May 21-22, 2013 • Tucson, AZ
Join Sky Island Alliance and EcoAdapt for the third workshop in our series focused on developing practical adaptation strategies for natural resource management in the Sky Island Region. 
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Join Sky Island Alliance and EcoAdapt for the third workshop in our series focused on developing practical adaptation strategies for natural resource management in the Sky Island Region. 


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US Climate Action Network Annual Conference: Bigger, Better, Broader
May 8, 2013 • Atlanta, Georgia
Lara Hansen will share the findings of the State of Adaptation in the United States, and the value of resources like CAKE and the National Adaptation Forum to the developing adaptation vanguard in... [show full event listing]
Lara Hansen will share the findings of the State of Adaptation in the United States, and the value of resources like CAKE and the National Adaptation Forum to the developing adaptation vanguard in the United States, in a plenary session on US climate impacts, adaptation and resilience.
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2013 University of Washington Water Symposium
April 30, 2013 • Husky Union Building, Lyceum Room, University of Washington, Seattle
 Rachel Gregg will be giving an invited presentation on Climate-Smart Water Resource Management: Protecting the Life Aquatic in a Changing World in a session on Climate... [show full event listing]
 Rachel Gregg will be giving an invited presentation on Climate-Smart Water Resource Management: Protecting the Life Aquatic in a Changing World in a session on Climate Change and Adaptation from 1:30- 3:20. This session will be followed by a poster session and Tools Café that will feature the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (http://www.cakex.org).

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Spring Training in Cleveland, OH!
April 26-27, 2013 • Cleveland, OH
Join Lara Hansen and Alex Score at two Freshwater Future Climate Symposia in Cleveland, OH.    Friday April 26, 8:30-5: Incorporating Climate Adaptation into your Watershed work
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Join Lara Hansen and Alex Score at two Freshwater Future Climate Symposia in Cleveland, OH. 
 
Friday April 26, 8:30-5: Incorporating Climate Adaptation into your Watershed work

Saturday April 27, 8:30-5: Make Your Neighborhood More Resilient to Climate Change
 
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Join us at the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Meeting in Boise!
April 16-18, 2013 • Boise, ID
EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist, Jessi Kershner, will be presenting several EcoAdapt case studies from the West where vulnerability assessments and spatial climate information are being used to inform natural resource management. Her presentation will be part of the symposium: "New information regarding climate effects on aquatic resources in the western US: how do we use this stuff?"
Wonder how climate change affects you or if your adaptation actions are effective? Join a conversation at the National Adaptation Forum about monitoring toward success
April 4, 2013 • Denver, CO
Join Rachel Gregg and Lara Hansen for a conversation about the role of monitoring in climate change adaptation at the National Adaptation Forum on Thursday, April 4th.   There is no one-size-fits-all approach to monitoring climate change adaptation, but opportunities exist for creative... [show full event listing]
Join Rachel Gregg and Lara Hansen for a conversation about the role of monitoring in climate change adaptation at the National Adaptation Forum on Thursday, April 4th.
 
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to monitoring climate change adaptation, but opportunities exist for creative thinking and engagement around this issue. Practitioners will have the opportunity to share examples of monitoring and discuss approaches that may be effective in achieving specific adaptation objectives. This working group will explore examples of monitoring, and create an ad hoc think tank to discuss and develop ideas to support the evaluation of climate-smart strategies. Check out the project page and fill out the survey!

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Fish Managers Guide to Climate Change Working Group
April 3, 2013 • Denver, CO
Climate change, in addition to other localized and regional impacts, such as pollution and overfishing, is having and will continue to have cascading effects on all aspects of fisheries, including fish production, fish stocks, essential fish habitats, fishing-dependent communities, and... [show full event listing]
Climate change, in addition to other localized and regional impacts, such as pollution and overfishing, is having and will continue to have cascading effects on all aspects of fisheries, including fish production, fish stocks, essential fish habitats, fishing-dependent communities, and resource managers. Fisheries managers and fishing industry leaders will require robust information and tailored guidance to better understand these implications and respond to the challenges of climate change. To address these needs, we are convening the first working group of relevant fisheries adaptation managers and thinkers to discuss implications of climate change to fisheries and discuss the development of a fisheries guide on how to address changing climate. Join Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt and Roger Griffis, NOAA Fisheries Service as they facilitate the first climate savvy fisheries management working group during the National Adaptation Forum-on Wed. April 3 from 1:30-5pm in Matchless Room. See meeting concept note and working group summary.

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Successful Adaptation in Space and Time
April 2, 2013 • Denver, CO
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Grab your lunch and join Eric Mielbrecht and Jessi Kershner at the National Adaptation Forum on Tuesday noon-1:30 (Gold Coin room) for a workshop uncovering best practices in using spatio-temporal data in the making of good adaptation decisions. We will be exploring partner/stakeholder involvement in spatial analysis design to best prepare useful and used products for adaptation decision-making. As we all know, a clever picture is worth a thousand words.

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Join us for the Inaugural National Adaptation Forum
April 2-4, 2013 • Denver, CO
EcoAdapt is proud to be a part of the Inaugural National Adaptation Forum: Action today for a better tomorrow.  Please join us as we kick-off the inaugural convening of adaptation... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is proud to be a part of the Inaugural National Adaptation Forum: Action today for a better tomorrow.  Please join us as we kick-off the inaugural convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation planning to adaptation action. See the National Adaptation Forum Press Kit for media support.
 
The National Adaptation Forum includes opportunities for professional development through formal trainings, facilitated practitioner presentations, and informal exchange of information all at a single venue. This event affords attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to make their work climate smart, share what they have learned with others, and develop a stronger network striving to be climate-savvy in all that they do.
 
We are at a pivital moment where we see risk and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change entering the discourse of decision makers at all levels of policy and resource management. Mangers working at a local, state, regional and federal levels are beginning to respond to climate impacts, however, the field of climate change adaptation is still in its infancy and too many are reinventing instead of innovating. With climate change jeopardizing our past, present and future management and conservation efforts; the need for a conversation around practical climate adaptation has never been greater.
 
The goal of the first National Adaptation Forum convening is to develop a program that provides guidance through the steps of the adaptation process, as well as across the spectrum of adaptation activities in the United States today. Trainings and sessions will aim to be cross-sectoral in an effort to demonstrate the integrated nature of successful adaptation. As such they will engage multiple perspectives, either across sector, geographies or stakeholders (e.g. national, tribal, regional, state, local, private, non-profit and educational).
 
Goals of the National Adaptation Forum:
  • Provide a professional development opportunity for the adaptation inclined,
  • Contribute to the development of a community of practice around climate change adaptation,          
  • Create a venue for practitioners to share information, progress and strategize together, build capacity of the community as a whole and the individual,
  • Support on the ground implementation by providing managers and regional experts with a venue to exchange knowledge of and tools for incorporating climate change into their work.
You'll be in good company!
Everyone who works on adaptation will be there!
Practitioners, planners, funders and thinkers.
Government players: Federal, state, tribal and local agencies.
Non-governmental players: Scientists, engineers, sectoral interest groups, private sector, non-profit partners, academics, and private landowners.
 
EcoAdapt is thrilled to be working with dedicated adaptation advocates from all over the conservation community to bring this forum to fruition. National Adaptation Forum Executive Committee Members include:
      Margaret Davidson, NOAA,
      Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation,
      Mike Goldstein, U.S. Forest Service,
      Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt,
      Noah Matson, Defenders of Wildlife,
      Amber Pairis, CA Department of Fish and Game, and
      Joel Scheraga, U.S. EPA 
 
April 2-4, 2013, Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, CO. We look forward to seeing you there.For more information go to: www.nationaladaptationforum.org. REGISTRATION CLOSED 3.19.13. We hope to see you at the next National Adaptation Forum. 

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Climate Savvy Quick Course at the National Adaptation Forum
April 2, 2013 • Denver, CO
 Join Lara Hansen, Alex Score, Rachel Gregg and Jessica Hitt as they introduce you to the steps to adaptation success and provide a primer on how to get the most out of the National Adaptation Forum in order to advance your own work. In less than 90 minutes you figure out where you are, where... [show full event listing]
 Join Lara Hansen, Alex Score, Rachel Gregg and Jessica Hitt as they introduce you to the steps to adaptation success and provide a primer on how to get the most out of the National Adaptation Forum in order to advance your own work. In less than 90 minutes you figure out where you are, where you need to get, and how to use the three day forum to help you get there. Training is Tuesday April 2 from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Molly Brown room. If you missed the course, get some info online at: http://ecoadapt.org/programs/awareness-to-action/climate-savvy-quick-course/

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A Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for Key Resources of the Sierra Nevada
March 5-7, 2013 • Sacramento, CA
Change is afoot in the Sierra Nevada: What does it look like and what can we do about it? Join EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner at the first workshop in a two-part workshop series to not only find out how the climate is changing in the Sierra Nevada region, but also to figure out what we can do about it.... [show full event listing]
Change is afoot in the Sierra Nevada: What does it look like and what can we do about it? Join EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner at the first workshop in a two-part workshop series to not only find out how the climate is changing in the Sierra Nevada region, but also to figure out what we can do about it.
 
This first workshop will include a review of the effects of climate change in the Sierra Nevada region, vulnerability assessment training, discussion and refinement of regional management goals and response/preparation action opportunities, assessing the vulnerabilities of key natural resources (species, habitats, ecosystem services) to climate change, and identification of spatial analysis needs to facilitate adaptation (responses and preparation activities) planning. Land managers, regional planners, natural resource specialists, science and community partners, and conservation practitioners are invited to participate. The second workshop, likely in late May, will focus on developing adaptation (response/preparation) strategies for managing key natural resources in a changing world.
 
Vulnerability Assessment Workshop
Modoc Hall, California State University, Sacramento
Tuesday-Thursday, March 5-7, 2013 (9:00am-5:00pm; ending early on the 7th)
 
To learn more about this project, please visit: http://ecoadapt.org/programs/adaptation-consultations/calcc
 

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Southern Sierra Adaptation Workshop
February 20-22, 2013 • Visalia, CA
Join EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner at the Southern Sierra Adaptation Workshop as she presents a poster on the Climate Adaptation Project for the Sierra Nevada. The poster includes descriptions about three key components of the project: (1) vulnerability assessment workshop; (2) spatial... [show full event listing]
Join EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner at the Southern Sierra Adaptation Workshop as she presents a poster on the Climate Adaptation Project for the Sierra Nevada. The poster includes descriptions about three key components of the project: (1) vulnerability assessment workshop; (2) spatial analysis and mapping; and (3) adaptation planning workshop.   
 
Wednesday February 20th, 2013 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Visalia Convention Center
For more information about this workshop, please visit: http://www.cafiresci.org/s-sierra-adaptation-workshop  

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Webinar: Climate Adaptation Help Panel
December 11, 2012 • Webinar 12:30 PM Eastern/9:30 AM Pacific

Join EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen as she co-hosts a Climate Adaptation Help Panel sponsored by the Switzer Foundation. Are you a conservation practitioner or resource manager worried about climate change but not sure what to do about it? Join a discussion with a panel of adaptation practitioners and... [show full event listing]

Join EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen as she co-hosts a Climate Adaptation Help Panel sponsored by the Switzer Foundation. Are you a conservation practitioner or resource manager worried about climate change but not sure what to do about it? Join a discussion with a panel of adaptation practitioners and get the help you need.

  • Be the first on your block to learn what we already know about how the climate is changing and what to expect.
  • Get insider tips on what others are doing to reduce their vulnerability and increase their adaptive capacity.
  • Find out why it all matters to you no matter what field you are in!

If you missed the webinar, you can still check it out here!


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Inaugural National Adaptation Forum: Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus now available
Become a sponsor or exhibitor today! • Denver, CO
Learn more about how you can support the National Adaptation Forum: Action today for a better tomorrow. The Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus is here, please take a moment to review the diverse and affordable opportunities to support the National Adaptation Forum.... [show full event listing]
Learn more about how you can support the National Adaptation Forum: Action today for a better tomorrow. The Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus is here, please take a moment to review the diverse and affordable opportunities to support the National Adaptation Forum.
 
We have several sponsorships levels: support the opening ceremonies Meet and Greet, or an evening Poster Session and Exhibitor Networking Reception, perhaps you would like to be the Platinum Sponsor helping us ensure the success of the forum.          
 
As a National Adaptation Forum Exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with the adaptation community. The National Adaptatin Forum is targeting mangers, planners, scientists, engineers, sectoral interest groups, private sector and policy makers actively involved in developing preparation and responses to climate change for improved long-term outcomes. Consider teaming up with another organization and share an exhibit booth.
 
If you are interested in supporting the National Adaptation Forum, but don't see a sponsorship opportunity that meets your needs, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to work with you and create a customized a sponsorship plan. wendykay@ecoadapt.org   
 
To learn more please visit: Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus
 

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Inaugural National Adaptation Forum: Call for Proposals now closed
Oct. 17 - Nov. 30, 2012 Call for Proposals now closed
The Inaugural National Adaptation Forum has closed the Call for Proposals. The National Adaptation Forum will convene practitioners and innovators (e.g. managers, policy makers, researchers) who are actively engaged or interested in climate change adaptation. We encourage you to submit a... [show full event listing]
The Inaugural National Adaptation Forum has closed the Call for Proposals. The National Adaptation Forum will convene practitioners and innovators (e.g. managers, policy makers, researchers) who are actively engaged or interested in climate change adaptation. We encourage you to submit a proposal for a symposium, presentation (oral or poster), or to lead a training event or working group. We are particularly interested in proposals that address multiple sectors and present innovative ways to advance climate change adaptation. 
 
Each day of the forum will focus on different steps in the adaptation process: 
  • Theme 1 (Tuesday): Problem Identification and Motivation  
  • Theme 2 (Wednesday): Planning and Capacity Building
  • Theme 3 (Thursday): Implementation and Evaluation  
To learn more about the themes, suggested topics, and the various session formats available to you, please click here: National Adaptation Forum.
 
The deadline to submit was November 30, 2012, thank you to all those who submitted proposals - we hope to see you in April in Denver! REGISTRATION CLOSED 3.19.13

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training
November 29-30, 2012 • Shepherdstown, WV
This November 29-30, EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment"... [show full event listing]
This November 29-30, EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment" (www.nwf.org/vulnerabilityguide). The course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in methods for assessing the vulnerability of the species, places and practices they care about to climate change, a critical step in undertaking and climate change planning or implementation. A three-day course has previously been offered at the National Conservation Training Center and in six other states. This two-day version of the training will be held as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's annual meeting and has been tailored to target this particular audience.
Information about the meeting in general and the training in particular can be found here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-nerrs-nerra-annual-meeting/event-summary-ca787f97b09b463489befbf722f4a3c6.aspx.

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Webinar: Learn more about Robust Decision Making in Adaptation
November 14, 2012 • Webinar 11:00am Pacific Time
As part of the Carpe Diem West Academy, EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen will be presenting on how to think about and use robust decision making as part of climate change adaptation strategy design and implementation. Other speakers will share examples of robust decision making in action, including in the... [show full event listing]
As part of the Carpe Diem West Academy, EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen will be presenting on how to think about and use robust decision making as part of climate change adaptation strategy design and implementation. Other speakers will share examples of robust decision making in action, including in the Lower Colorado River.
 
Presenters
Dr. Lara Hansen - Chief Scientist & Executive Director, EcoAdapt
Carly Jerla - Water Resource Engineer, US Bureau of Reclamation
Dr. Holly Hartmann - Director, Arid Lands Information Center, University of Arizona/CLIMAS
Dr. Kiyomi Morino - Research Associate, University of Arizona
 

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EcoAdapt supports the Pacific Northwest Wetlands Symposium
November 8, 2012 • Washington Park Zoo, Seattle, WA
EcoAdapt is helping to convene the Pacific Northwest Wetland Symposium with our collegues at the University of Washington to provide potential solutions to the lag in scientific evaluation and management of wetlands compared to other ecosystem types. This one-day interactive workshop is designed as... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt is helping to convene the Pacific Northwest Wetland Symposium with our collegues at the University of Washington to provide potential solutions to the lag in scientific evaluation and management of wetlands compared to other ecosystem types. This one-day interactive workshop is designed as a forum for introducing and exchanging feedback on a new suite of mapping and hydrologic modeling resources designed to support management, restoration, and climate adaptation efforts for Pacific Northwest freshwater wetlands. Our goal is to support the production of tools that are both useful (for actual resource management) and used (in the workflow). This workshop will facilitate knowledge and idea exchange among managers, consultants, and researchers working on wetlands in the Pacific Northwest region. For more information visit the workshop support page.
 
Workshop Organizers:
Maureen Ryan, University of Washington & Simon Fraser University,
Alan Hamlet, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington,
Wendy Palen, Earth 2 Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University,
Meghan Halabisky, University of Washington,
Regina Rochefort, North Cascades National Park,
Se-Yeun Lee, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington,
Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt, and
Eric Mielbrecht, EcoAdapt

Supported by funds from the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative 

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training
November 6-8, 2012 • Sacramento, CA
This November 6-8, EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman and Jessi Kershner will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability... [show full event listing]
This November 6-8, EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman and Jessi Kershner will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment" (www.nwf.org/vulnerabilityguide). The course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in methods for assessing the vulnerability of the species, places and practices they care about to climate change, a critical step in undertaking and climate change planning or implementation. The course has previously been offered at the National Conservation Training Center and in six other states. This particular offering is sponsored by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
 
How to register: Registration is open to all applicants through the FWS's National Conservation Training Center. Please check http://training.fws.gov/NCTCWeb/catalog/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseCodeLong=FWS-ALC3184%20%28Formerly%20CPS3184%29 as space availability and fees vary.
 

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A Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada
November 5, 2012 • Sacramento, CA
EcoAdapt's own Jessi Kershner will be presenting on the recently California LCC-funded project to develop A Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada. Because this project is just beginning, Jessi's presentation will mostly focus on... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's own Jessi Kershner will be presenting on the recently California LCC-funded project to develop A Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada. Because this project is just beginning, Jessi's presentation will mostly focus on the history of the project, the proposed methodology and timeline, and efforts to make this a collaborative stakeholder process. Attendees will also be asked to provide input on key topics throughout the presentation.
 
California State University - Sacramento
Modoc Hall, Willow Room 3:30pm-4:15pm
 
To learn more about the CA LCC visit: http://californialcc.org/

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Webinar: Funding Opportunities and Examples from the field: Climate Adaptation in Land Acquisition and Stewardship
November 5, 2012 • Webinar 2:00pm EST
Join EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman as she co-hosts a WCS panel on Funding Opportunities and Examples from the Field: Climate Adaptation in Land Acquisition and Stewardship. There is strong interest in on-the-ground climate adaptation conservation, but very little practical guidance is... [show full event listing]
Join EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman as she co-hosts a WCS panel on Funding Opportunities and Examples from the Field: Climate Adaptation in Land Acquisition and Stewardship. There is strong interest in on-the-ground climate adaptation conservation, but very little practical guidance is available and even fewer examples of case studies have been implemented and described. Participants will come away with practical knowledge about developing climate change programs, the science needed to support this work, adaptation planning processes, and how others are moving from science and planning to on-the-ground action.
 
The Trust for Public Land received a grant from the WCS Climate Adaptation fund to use the latest climate science data to inform conservation easement terms and ecological reserve design on more than 18,000 new acres in the Whitehead Mountain to Moosehead Lake Region in the Northeast.
 
Panelists include:
Darren Long, Wildlife Conservation Society
Jennie Hoffman, EcoAdapt
Bruce Stein, National Wildlife Federation
Abigail Weinberg, Open Space Institute 
 
1. Join us by clicking here
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Long1105
4. Click "Join".

To join the teleconference only
Call: 1-866-386-4210 
Conference Code: 228 038 4626

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Washington Coastal Inundation and Sea Level Rise Science Workshops
November 1, 2012 Everett WA • Nov. 8, 2012 Montesano, WA.
Please join EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, Rachel M. Gregg as she presents on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE: www.cakex.org) at these workshops, sponsored by the Washington Deptartment of Ecology, Washington Sea Grant, and the West Coast Governors... [show full event listing]
Please join EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, Rachel M. Gregg as she presents on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE: www.cakex.org) at these workshops, sponsored by the Washington Deptartment of Ecology, Washington Sea Grant, and the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health.    
 
November 1st 2012: Port of Everett, 1205 Craftmans Way, Everett, WA
November 8th 2012: Montesano City Hall, 112 MainStreet, Montesano, WA
 

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Webinar: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region
October 24, 2012 • Webinar
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, it is a global problem that threatens the success and longevity and management of conservation actions. The field of climate change adaptation is in a period of transition. Practitioners must now move from generalities to concrete actions,... [show full event listing]
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, it is a global problem that threatens the success and longevity and management of conservation actions. The field of climate change adaptation is in a period of transition. Practitioners must now move from generalities to concrete actions, including implementation, monitoring, and evaluation efforts. Key resource needs are the availability of relevant adaptation examples and knowledge-sharing networks. EcoAdapt, a non-profit organization based in Washington State, aims to fill this gap with two of our core programs - the State of Adaptation, in which we survey practitioners, assess adaptation activities, and create case studies and synthesis reports, and the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; http://www.cakex.org/), a website that supports open access information exchange between practitioners. This webinar will present the results of our survey of freshwater climate change adaptation activities in the Great Lakes region, funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. It will include case study examples of adaptation projects and programs in the region, discuss challenges and opportunities, and introduce participants to the CAKE interface.         
 
Check out the project page here.  

Presenters will include:

Rachel M. Gregg, Lead Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, EcoAdapt

Jessi Kershner, Scientist, EcoAdapt

Jessica Hitt, Scientist and CAKE Program Manager, EcoAdapt

Leslie Brandt, Climate Change Specialist, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service

Elizabeth Riggs, Deputy Director, Huron River Watershed Council

 
October 24, 2012 - 1:00pm CT/2:00pm ET
Reserve your Webinar seat now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/196139417 

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Climate Change Integration Webinar TACCIMO Part 2
October 17, 2012 • Webinar
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will join the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) Team on a webinar to discuss the California LCC-funded Sierra Nevada Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies project with staff from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will join the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) Team on a webinar to discuss the California LCC-funded Sierra Nevada Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies project with staff from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region 5.
 
TACCIMO is a web-based application integrating climate change science with management and planning options through search and reporting tools that connect land managers with peer-reviewed information they can trust. This portion of the webinar will introduce participants to TACCIMO basics, but will focus primarily on case studies where TACCIMO has been applied to a variety of climate change science needs. Jessi will focus her portion of the webinar on the Sierra Nevada Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies project, with emphasis on how EcoAdapt and TACCIMO are working with Region 5 staff to include climate considerations in the upcoming Forest Plan revisions. 
 
   
 
 

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We hope to see you at the Wildlife Society's 19th Annual Conference
October 14-17, 2012 • Portland, OR
EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, Rachel M. Gregg will be representing several projects at the WIldllife Society's 19th Annual Conference, including the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE: www.cakex.org), the State of Adaptation Survey and monitoring efforts, and the 1st... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Lead Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, Rachel M. Gregg will be representing several projects at the WIldllife Society's 19th Annual Conference, including the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE: www.cakex.org), the State of Adaptation Survey and monitoring efforts, and the 1st National Adaptation Forum (www.nationaladaptationforum.org). 

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Join us for Freshwater Future's Fall Climate Symposium: "Help Your Community Adapt to Climate Change"
October 12-13, 2012 • Duluth, MN
Freshwater Future has teamed up with EcoAdapt to host this valuable workshop led by Lara Hansen and Jessica Hitt. It's a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate climate change impacts into your existing work and get assistance preparing climate-savvy proposals for Freshwater Future's... [show full event listing]
Freshwater Future has teamed up with EcoAdapt to host this valuable workshop led by Lara Hansen and Jessica Hitt. It's a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate climate change impacts into your existing work and get assistance preparing climate-savvy proposals for Freshwater Future's Climate Grants Program.
 
Click HERE to get more information and to register-
     

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Join us for Climate Adaptation in Land Aquisition and Stewardship: Funding Opportunities and Examples from the Field
October 2, 2012 • Salt Lake City, UT
Part panel presentation, part interactive talk show, this session will provide attendees with general guidance on making their work climate smart as well as case studies of implemented climate smart conservation. Presenters will discuss not simply project details, but the journey to making the... [show full event listing]
Part panel presentation, part interactive talk show, this session will provide attendees with general guidance on making their work climate smart as well as case studies of implemented climate smart conservation. Presenters will discuss not simply project details, but the journey to making the project a reality. Presenters include the National Wildlife Federation's Bruce Stein, Manomet's Hector Galbraith, Trust for Public Land's Deb Love, and EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman.
 
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 2, from 1:30pm-3:00pm at the Salt Palace Conservation Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
 
See http://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/rally for details on the rally and the program.
     

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First Stewards: Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change
July 17-20, 2012 • National Museum of the American Indian · Washington, D.C.
EcoAdapt's, Alex Score, will be attending the First Stewards Symposium: Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change that will inform the nation about the impacts of climate change on coastal indigenous tribes. The symposium will bring together four regional panels; one each for the West Coast states;... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's, Alex Score, will be attending the First Stewards Symposium: Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change that will inform the nation about the impacts of climate change on coastal indigenous tribes. The symposium will bring together four regional panels; one each for the West Coast states; Alaska; the U.S. Pacific states and territories; and the Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf of Mexico states.For more information visit: firststewards.org

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North America Congress for Conservation Biology Bridging the Gap: Connecting people, nature and climate.
July 15-18, 2012 • Oakland Marriot City Center, Oakland, CA
Join us for the Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) which is recognized as the most important meeting for conservation professionals and students working in North America. EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen, Jennie Hoffman and Eric Mielbrecht will... [show full event listing]
Join us for the Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) which is recognized as the most important meeting for conservation professionals and students working in North America. EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen, Jennie Hoffman and Eric Mielbrecht will be presenting the following: 
 
EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman, NatureServe's Patrick Crist and John Rozum, and the National Conservation Training Center's Michelle Haynes will lead a short course on climate change vulnerability assessments. The course is appropriate for those conducting watershed, resource management, conservation, or land use planning that wish to integrate climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning. The course will help natural resource managers and conservationists to: 1) assess the vulnerability of natural resources and human development to a variety of stressors including climate change, and 2) develop landscape-scale adaptation alternatives. Course (SCT5) will be held Sunday July 15th, 2012, 8am-5pm.     
 
Drs. Lara Hansen (EcoAdapt) and Carolyn Lundquist (New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) are hosting this session at the NACCB. The session will explore why we need climate-informed monitoring in resource management planning, as well as examples of how it is being included in the real world. In addition to Carolyn and Lara, speakers will include Dr. Tess Freidenburg (MPA Monitoring Enterprise), Dr. Gail Dethloff (NPCA), Dr. Benet Duncan (NOAA), and Dr. John Bourgeois (California Coastal Conservancy). The session will be held Monday July 16th, 3pm-5pm.
 
EcoAdapt's Eric Mielbrecht will present Mountains to the Sea: Developing Spatially Explicit Climate Adaptation Opportunities for Western Washington Ecosystems, the work that he and Jessi Kershner have undertaken to develop an approach to spatially prioritize information for making better adaptation decisions. This talk will be part of a session created by the funders of a broader suite at projects aimed at evaluating a framework designed to guide those using spatial data in climate change assessments. The session: Towards Conservation Assessment for Climate Adaptation: Presentation and Evaluation of a Framework, will be held Monday July 16th, 3pm-5pm.
 
EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman will be presenting the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) as part of a tools cafe at the NACCB. Many coastal natural resource managers and communities have begun to plan for the impact of climate change on their local ecosystems and infrastructure and are finding that processes and approaches require the use of geospatial analysis and tools to model and visualize, the impacts of a changing climate on ecosystems and human infrastructure, explore the effects of potential management decision, and conduct effective public engagement. The variety of tools and lack of information on them make it difficult for practitioners to select tools most suited to their needs and capacities. This symposium will highlight the capabilities and limitations of a range of key tools for multi-sector climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning and implementation as well as provide an initial introduction to and resources for starting this work and understanding the utility and limitations of tools for it. The tools cafe will be held Tuesday July 17th,11am-1pm.
 
EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen will present The Use and Misuse of Adaptation: Linking Community and Natural Resource Strategies, as part of a session hosted by the Geos Institute titled The Art and Science of Climate Change Planning. Lara will present a paper created with EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman, Eric Mielbrecht and Rachel Gregg that explores the opportunities for improved adaptation created by cross-sectorial thinking, as well as some of the dangers of siloed planning. The session will be held Thursday July 17th, 3pm-5pm. 
 
To register for any of the above listed NACCB events, please visit: http://www.conbio.org/Sections/NAmerica/scbnacongress/
    

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Using spatial tools to inform development and implementation of adaptation strategies in western Washington
July 12-13, 2012 • University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA.
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be presenting at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change taking place at the University of Washington. Jessi will present a poster on using spatial tools to inform development and implementation of adaptation strategies in western Washington,... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be presenting at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change taking place at the University of Washington. Jessi will present a poster on using spatial tools to inform development and implementation of adaptation strategies in western Washington, reflecting the work that she and Eric Mielbrecht have undertaken to develop an approach to spatially prioritize information for making better adaptation decisions. This poster will be part of a session held Thursday July 12th from 3:40pm-4:45pm at the 2012 Climate Change Conference held at the University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA.    
 
For more information please visit: http://on-climate.com/conference-2012/

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Sky Island Pirate Radio
May 31, 2012 • Tucson, AZ
Join Pirate Radio DJs, Lara Hansen (an adaptation professional who believes climate change is everyone's problems and whose desire for action led her to co-create EcoAdapt) and Gregg Garfin (University of Arizona's science translator extraordinaire specializing in fostering dialogues between... [show full event listing]
Join Pirate Radio DJs, Lara Hansen (an adaptation professional who believes climate change is everyone's problems and whose desire for action led her to co-create EcoAdapt) and Gregg Garfin (University of Arizona's science translator extraordinaire specializing in fostering dialogues between scientists and stakeholders), interview key players and thoughtful onlookers about the process of creating a robust future in the Sky Island region. Interview guests include a BLM manager developing innovative monitoring and scenario planning on the 50,000 acre Las Cienegas NCA, a private landowner implementing wetland restoration on their 20,000 acre cross-border landholdings, and two science-focused conservationists working to catalyze these diverse interests into developing collective strategies. 
 
We will playfully put adaptation project leaders in the hot seat, asking them to divulge challenges and opportunities to plan and implement adaptation strategies and to characterize how they plan to move beyond the low-hang fruit of their first tier win-win solutions. The lively interviews will explore individual case studies and multi-jurisdictional efforts to address climate change and will include our DJs offerering perspective from their own work along with witty and insightful commentary on others work. Not for the inactive listener, the lesson will encourage audience participants to "join the broadcast", ask their own questions and learn how this model applies to their own work.
 
Lines will be open and almost all questions will be accepted in the Ballroom North from 11am-12:15pm on Thursday May 31st.
 
Details about this session and more information about the conference may be found at:http://www.adaptation.arizona.edu/adaptation2012     

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Join us for Freshwater Future's Spring Climate Symposium: "Adapting Your Work to Climate Change"
May 10-11, 2012 • Buffalo, New York

Freshwater Future has teamed up with EcoAdapt to host this valuable workshop led by Jennie Hoffman and Lara Hansen. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to... [show full event listing]

Freshwater Future has teamed up with EcoAdapt to host this valuable workshop led by Jennie Hoffman and Lara Hansen. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate climate change impacts into your existing work and get assistance preparing climate savvy proposals for our Climate Grants Program. While there, you’ll learn more about:

 

What is climate adaptation and what will it mean for your community?

How can climate change impact your organization’s work?

What are communities around the Great Lakes and across the country doing to build climate resilience?

How can you make your organization’s work climate savvy?

Learn about Freshwater Future's Climate Grants program

 

Click here to register: Freshwater Future Spring 2012 Climate Symposium                      

                       

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS April 20, 2012. Cost: $25.00

                       

Please contact Freshwater Future with any questions at (231)-348-8200 or info@freshwaterfuture.org


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Join us for NatureServe's annual Biodiversity Without Boundaries conference
April 22-26, 2012 • Embassy Suites, Portland, OR
NatureServe's Biodiversity Without Boundaries annual conference brings together conservation practitioners to network and exchange knowledge around science, tools, methods, and lessons learned. EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg and Jessi Kershner will be attending to share information on the Climate... [show full event listing]
NatureServe's Biodiversity Without Boundaries annual conference brings together conservation practitioners to network and exchange knowledge around science, tools, methods, and lessons learned. EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg and Jessi Kershner will be attending to share information on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE:www.cakex.org), our State of Adaptation Surveys in the Great Lakes and western United States and Canada, and Jessi Kershner and Eric Mielbrecht will be presenting a series of climate-informed maps for freshwater and coastal ecosystems intended to help identify adaptation opportunities in the Puget Sound basin.
 
For more information on this conference please visit:

http://connect.natureserve.org/BWB2012      


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Join the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center for a symposium
April 17-19, 2012 • Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, Centennial Hall, Juneau, AK
The Coastal Temperate Rainforest symposium is bringing together more than 35 speakers from throughout the United States and Canada to synthesize best practices, foster collaboration for future projects, and improve community engagement in science and resource management. The presentations... [show full event listing]
The Coastal Temperate Rainforest symposium is bringing together more than 35 speakers from throughout the United States and Canada to synthesize best practices, foster collaboration for future projects, and improve community engagement in science and resource management. The presentations and discussions will be directly linked with projects currently underway in ecosystem management, land planning, forest management, recreation and wilderness resources, fisheries management, trans boundaries data-integration and policy decision-making, conservation, climate change and education. 
 
EcoAdapt's Jessi Kershner will be presenting a series of climate-informed maps for terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems intended to help identify adaptation opportunities across western Washington.
 
To register for this symposium, please go to: http://acrc.alaska.edu/acrc_sw/symposium/index.html

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Landscape Conservation Cooperative National Workshop
March 27-28, 2012 • Denver, CO Sheraton Downtown Hotel

EcoAdapt’s Jessica Hitt and Lara Hansen attended the LCC National Workshop to present a poster on How EcoAdapt can help LCCs, and highlight... [show full event listing]

EcoAdapt’s Jessica Hitt and Lara Hansen attended the LCC National Workshop to present a poster on How EcoAdapt can help LCCs, and highlight the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org) in the Tools Demonstration session. The topic of the workshop was “Defining Conservation in the 21st Century,” which is fitting for exploration of EcoAdapt’s work.

 

EcoAdapt provided two presentations:

1) Poster: How EcoAdapt can help LCCs

2) Tools Demonstration: CAKE
 
 
To view this poster in its entirety and learn more about the National LCC Workshop, please visit: www.nationallcc2012.com/schedule.
 

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Adaptation Workshop co-organized by the MacArthur Foundation, NatureServe, BirdLife International, and the IUCN
March 20-22, 2012 • Bogota, Columbia

EcoAdapt’s Alex Score has been asked to participate in a workshop co-organized by the MacArthur Foundation, NatureServe, BirdLife International,... [show full event listing]

EcoAdapt’s Alex Score has been asked to participate in a workshop co-organized by the MacArthur Foundation, NatureServe, BirdLife International, and the IUCN. The three-day workshop will discuss the results of more than 20 projects funded by the MacArthur Foundation across the globe in climate change adaptation to identify "a common set of lessons learned, and synthesize best practices for using the results of vulnerability assessments to inform climate change adaptation planning." The results will later be shared with international policy makers in May 2012 at a side event of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Montreal, Canada.

 

In 2009, EcoAdapt helped the MacArthur Foundation organize a workshop in Barcelona that led to a report “Initial Investments in Adaptation: Building the Future of Conservation” describing lessons learned early on in these projects. Now that the projects discussed in Barcelona have concluded and new ones have begun, this workshop will build on previous results to not only update the lessons learned but also to synthesize best practices into a common framework for climate change vulnerability assessment and biodiversity adaptation planning in the tropics. Alex has been invited to contribute her expertise in marine and coastal climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning

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Register now for the 2012 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training
March 20-22, 2012 • Fort Collins, CO. National Conservation Training Center

This March 20-22, EcoAdapt’s Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment... [show full event listing]

This March 20-22, EcoAdapt’s Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award-winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon:  A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment" (www.nwf.org/vulnerabilityguide). The course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in methods for assessing the vulnerability of the species, places, and practices they care about to climate change, a critical step in undertaking any climate change planning or implementation. A three-day version of the course has previously been offered at the National Conservation Training Center and in Alaska, Florida, and Washington.

How to register: Registration is open to all applicants through the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center. Please check https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/login.geo for details as space availability and fees vary. The posted number of open seats is not accurate; we add students manually from the wait list. For questions about registration contact Michelle Haynes at michelle_haynes@fws.gov (304-876-7652) Course materials are available here: http://training.fws.gov/CSP/Resources/climate_change/vulnerability_feb_2012/agenda2.html


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Climate Savvy Aquatic Restoration Workshop
March 13-14, 2012 • Portland, OR U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with EcoAdapt, created this workshop to train habitat restoration biologists on how fish and wildlife restoration projects can be planned and implemented to avoid... [show full event listing]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with EcoAdapt, created this workshop to train habitat restoration biologists on how fish and wildlife restoration projects can be planned and implemented to avoid climate change issues and/or increase the resilience of fish and wildlife resources to the impacts of climate change. Eric Mielbrecht and Lara Hansen will lead a target audience is U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restoration focused staff as they focus riparian and aquatic systems for an in-depth, application based approach in this learning and training workshop.
 

To learn more please go to:http://ecoadapt.org/workshops/detail/5


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Join us for the North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference
March 12, 2012 (9:00AM-12:00PM) • Atlanta Hilton
There is strong interest in on-the-ground climate adaptation conservation, but very little practical guidance is available and even fewer examples of case studies have been implemented and described. As such, this session will allow practitioners to... [show full event listing]
There is strong interest in on-the-ground climate adaptation conservation, but very little practical guidance is available and even fewer examples of case studies have been implemented and described. As such, this session will allow practitioners to learn more about the development of climate adaptation projects and how to take these from planning into action. EcoAdapt’s Jennie Hoffman will be one of the presenters. Learn more and register today by going to: North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference

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Climate Change in America's National Parks webinar series: Climate Science and Changing Cultures in the Great Lakes
March 8, 2012 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Join EcoAdapt’s Lara Hansen for this month’s “Climate Change in America’s National Parks” webinar series: Climate Science and Changing Cultures in the Great Lakes. This monthly climate change webinar series is presented by the NPS Climate Change Response Program in collaboration with the Alaska... [show full event listing]
Join EcoAdapt’s Lara Hansen for this month’s “Climate Change in America’s National Parks” webinar series: Climate Science and Changing Cultures in the Great Lakes. This monthly climate change webinar series is presented by the NPS Climate Change Response Program in collaboration with the Alaska Regional Office. The purpose of the series is to connect NPS employees, volunteers, and partners with scientists and experts in the field of climate change research. The webinar series is a Service-wide forum where researchers can share credible, up-to-date information and research materials about the impacts of changing climate in national parks and provide participants the opportunity to engage with them in discussion.

The Great Lakes region presents unique challenges in the dynamic interaction of climate and resource management. These exist in the form of physical changes, biological effects and human responses. How we deal with these in natural resource management and protection is a developing field. Dr. Lara Hansen of EcoAdapt will present "Addressing Climate Change in the Great Lakes and Beyond" to explore climate change vulnerabilities, adaptation options and dealing with uncertainty in decision-making—all from the perspective of achieving better long-term outcomes.

Following Dr. Hansen's presentation, Neil Howk will present an example of how parks are communicating climate science and impacts to local indigenous cultures in the Great Lakes with a talk entitled "Changing Climate, Changing Cultures - A new exhibit at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center."  The exhibit presents the effect of climate change on a sacred food for the Ojibwe people…wild rice. Through the wild rice story visitors can understand how climate change will impact the region and thereby make personal connections with how it might affect them.
 
To register please go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/477213480. For more information about this webinar series contact:Melanie_Wood@nps.gov or John_Morris@nps.gov  Note: Please make sure you have downloaded the most recent version of the GoToWebinar software to view this presentation.

Download webinar materials after the presentation by visiting the Climate Change site on Sharepoint (must be on the NPS network); look in the Webinar Series Document library under the Climate Change Communication subsite: http://nrpcsharepoint/climatechange/communication/Web%20Seminars/Forms/AllItems.aspx


 

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The WDFW is hosting a Climate Refugia Workshop
March 8, 2012 • Olympia, WA
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is holding a workshop which will include a mini primer on climate adaptation for natural resource conservation, presented by EcoAdapt’s Eric Mielbrecht, an overview of the Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Climate Gradient Corridors... [show full event listing]
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is holding a workshop which will include a mini primer on climate adaptation for natural resource conservation, presented by EcoAdapt’s Eric Mielbrecht, an overview of the Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Climate Gradient Corridors provided by Meade Krosby from the University of Washington, and an overview of the climate-informed conservation blueprints project for western Washington, provided by EcoAdapt’s Jessi Kershner and Eric Mielbrecht, and a facilitated discussion about developing climate-informed adaptation opportunities for Puget Sound freshwater and coastal marine systems.

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Understanding and Addressing the Unprecedented Risk of Climate Change, hosted by Climate Access.
January 25th, 2012 (2-3 p.m. EST) • Webinar registration: http://www.climateaccess.org/
There is still time to register, please join us for a Climate Access Featured Event on Wednesday January 25 (2-3 p.m. EST), Understanding and Addressing the Unprecedented Risk of Climate Change. A live one-hour roundtable discussion on how best to communicate the unprecedented risk of climate change... [show full event listing]
There is still time to register, please join us for a Climate Access Featured Event on Wednesday January 25 (2-3 p.m. EST), Understanding and Addressing the Unprecedented Risk of Climate Change. A live one-hour roundtable discussion on how best to communicate the unprecedented risk of climate change to the public in such a way that motivates action. Cara Pike, founder of Climate Access, will moderate the discussion and panelists include: Ed Maibach, director of George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication; George Haddow, principal in the disaster management consulting firm Bullock & Haddow LLC.; Mindy Lubber, president of CERES and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk; Katherine Silverthorne, climate security consultant. To register please go to: http://www.climateaccess.org/


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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training
November 14-17, 2011 • Anchorage, Alaska
This November 14 – 17, EcoAdapt’s Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award-winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon:  A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment... [show full event listing]
This November 14 – 17, EcoAdapt’s Jennie Hoffman will join several other vulnerability assessment experts in offering a vulnerability assessment training based on the award-winning publication "Scanning the Conservation Horizon:  A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (www.nwf.org/vulnerabilityguide). The course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in methods for assessing the vulnerability of the species, places, and practices they care about to climate change, a critical step in undertaking any climate change planning or implementation. A three-day version of the course has previously been offered at the National Conservation Training Center; this version, taking place in Anchorage, Alaska , has been expanded to allow increased focus on Alaska-specific tools, case studies, and concerns.

How to register: Registration is open now through the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center at DOILearn: https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/login.geo

For questions about registration contact Michelle Haynes at michelle_haynes@fws.gov (304-876-7652)

Other Questions? Please contact Charla Sterne at charla_sterne@fws.gov (907-786-3471) or Sue Walker at susan.walker@noaa.gov

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Freshwater Future’s Fall 2011 Climate Symposium
November 11-12, 2011 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
On November 11th and 12th, EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman will lead Freshwater Future's Fall 2011 Climate Symposium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The symposium will assist grassroots groups in developing climate savvy projects and preparing climate adaptation grant applications, and will... [show full event listing]
On November 11th and 12th, EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman will lead Freshwater Future's Fall 2011 Climate Symposium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The symposium will assist grassroots groups in developing climate savvy projects and preparing climate adaptation grant applications, and will include lectures, exercises, and discussion around climate change impacts, opportunities for adaptation, and communication strategies. It's not just about content, though—because of their interactive nature (plus the group dinner on Friday night!) these symposia are also an excellent opportunity for networking with other grassroots groups interested in tackling climate change.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.freshwaterfuture.org/about/upcoming-events.html.

Registration deadline is October 18, 2011.

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The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference
November 6-10, 2011 • Daytona Beach, Florida
Alex Score, EcoAdapt Lead Scientist, will chair a session on Adapting Coastal and Estuarine Management to Climate Change.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:00am - 12:00pm Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida
 Climate change is dramatically altering the shape and function... [show full event listing]
Alex Score, EcoAdapt Lead Scientist, will chair a session on Adapting Coastal and Estuarine Management to Climate Change.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
8:00am - 12:00pm
Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

 
Climate change is dramatically altering the shape and function of our shorelines. As a result, we must alter our approaches to coastal area planning and management if we wish to have successful outcomes from these efforts. This session will highlight examples from Florida of how the reality of climate change and its effects are being integrated into coastal and estuarine management and planning. Several presentations in this session are on the ground adaptation projects and part of an online resource, the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE, www.cakex.org). Alex Score will lead the session by introducing CAKE so attendees leave with knowledge of the session and a reference for future use.

For more information: http://www.sgmeet.com/cerf2011/default.asp.
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EcoAdapt Panel, Poster, and More in Hawaii!
November 5-11, 2011 • Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii
EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg, Jessi Kershner, and Jessica Hitt will be participating in The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference from November 5-11, 2011. 
EcoAdapt is hosting a symposium, Adapting Wildlife and Habitat Management to Climate Change, on Sunday, November 6th. Panelists... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Rachel Gregg, Jessi Kershner, and Jessica Hitt will be participating in The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference from November 5-11, 2011.
 
EcoAdapt is hosting a symposium, Adapting Wildlife and Habitat Management to Climate Change, on Sunday, November 6th. Panelists include the three EcoAdapters, Marni Koopman (Geos Institute), Jonny Armstrong (University of Washington), Dennis Lapointe (U.S. Geological Survey), Molly Cross (Wildlife Conservation Society), and Christopher Harley (University of British Columbia).
 
In addition, we will be participating in a poster session and networking about the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE, www.cakex.org). 

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2011 Society of American Foresters National Convention
November 2-6, 2011 • Honolulu, Hawaii
EcoAdapt Scientist and CAKE Content Editor Jessica Hitt will be participating in the Poster Symposium at the 2011 Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be presenting on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org). 
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EcoAdapt Scientist and CAKE Content Editor Jessica Hitt will be participating in the Poster Symposium at the 2011 Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be presenting on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org).
 
For more information: http://www.safnet.org/natcon11/index.cfm
 
Exhibit Hall, Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
 
The theme of the 2011 Convention is Linking Local, Regional and Global Solutions.
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38th Annual Natural Areas Conference: Adaptation and Protection of Biodiversity in a Changing World
November 1-5, 2011 • Tallahassee, Florida
EcoAdapt’s Chief Scientist and Executive Director Lara J. Hansen will be speaking at the opening plenary at the 38th annual Natural Areas Conference.   Lara presentation, “Are You Climate Savvy?: Getting Conservation and Resource Management on Track for Climate Change” is on Tuesday,... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt’s Chief Scientist and Executive Director Lara J. Hansen will be speaking at the opening plenary at the 38th annual Natural Areas Conference.
 
Lara presentation, “Are You Climate Savvy?: Getting Conservation and Resource Management on Track for Climate Change” is on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 1:15–2:00 pm EST at Florida State University Conference Center in Tallahassee.
 
Other plenary speakers include Stuart Pimm (Duke University), Jim Miller (USFS, Emeritus Professor Auburn University) and Janisse Ray (Author). 
 
Following Dr. Hansen’s presentation there will be a Climate Savvy book signing at the Island Press booth. 
 
This year’s conference explores a range of topics concerning natural areas management and planning in the face of climate change.
 

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The 2011 Salish Sea Conference
October 25-27, 2011 • Vancouver, British Columbia
EcoAdapt Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht will be presenting a talk, “Anticipating the future: A climate-informed conservation blueprint for the Pacific Northwest,” at the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference between 10:30 am–12:00 pm PST. The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) will... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht will be presenting a talk, “Anticipating the future: A climate-informed conservation blueprint for the Pacific Northwest,” at the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference between 10:30 am–12:00 pm PST. The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) will also be showcased at the conference Data Fair from 8:30 am-7:00pm PST. Both of the events occur on Tuesday, October 25th.

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the region. The 2011 conference, co-hosted by Environment Canada and the Puget Sound Partnership, presents the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem. The conference also shares information on recent management actions and best practices to protect and restore the Salish Sea Ecosystem. Through these dialogues, the conference emphasizes the importance of collaboration among scientists and policymakers to solve complex environmental issues that cross political borders.
 

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Wild Links 2011 Yearly Science Briefing
October 24-25, 2011 • Vancouver, British Columbia
EcoAdapt Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht and Scientist Jessi Kershner are attending the Wild Links 2011 Yearly Science Briefing at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia from October 24th to 25th. They will be presenting a talk, “Adaptation Action: A... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht and Scientist Jessi Kershner are attending the Wild Links 2011 Yearly Science Briefing at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia from October 24th to 25th. They will be presenting a talk, “Adaptation Action: A Blueprint for Climate-Informed Conservation in the Pacific Northwest,” and participating in a panel discussion centered on informing climate adaptation with science (Monday, October 24th between 10:15–11:30 am PST).
 
Wild Links is an annual wildlife briefing that gathers together scientists, other experts, and interested citizens to share ideas and better coordinate efforts to keep our region's wildlife and wildlife habitat wild and connected. The 2011 theme is: ‘Coordinating across political borders to help species and habitats adapt to a changing climate’.

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26th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting in partnership with the 2nd Reef Resilience Conference
October 17-21, 2011 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Alex Score, EcoAdapt Scientist, will be participating in the 2nd Reef Resilience Conference, the official workshop for the 26th US Coral Reef Task Force meeting. She will be presenting on the "Climate Change Action Plan for Florida Coral Reef System 2010-2015" an effort led by EcoAdapt... [show full event listing]
Alex Score, EcoAdapt Scientist, will be participating in the 2nd Reef Resilience Conference, the official workshop for the 26th US Coral Reef Task Force meeting. She will be presenting on the "Climate Change Action Plan for Florida Coral Reef System 2010-2015" an effort led by EcoAdapt and The Nature Conservancy on Tuesday October 18 at 9:30 am.

US Coral Reef Task Force meeting
October 17-21, 2011
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For more information and to register go to http://www.uscrtfandrrc.com.

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Reducing Vulnerability of Restoration Projects to Climate Change
October 13, 2011 • Detroit, Michigan
EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman will be co-leading a one-hour workshop during the annual Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Conference at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac. Along with Freshwater Future's Jill Ryan and National Wildlife Federation's Melinda Koslow, she will do her best to keep people awake and... [show full event listing]
EcoAdapt's Jennie Hoffman will be co-leading a one-hour workshop during the annual Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Conference at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac. Along with Freshwater Future's Jill Ryan and National Wildlife Federation's Melinda Koslow, she will do her best to keep people awake and engaged in the post-lunch 1:30 - 2:30 time slot with brief presentations, scintillating exercises and discussions, and examples of adaptation in the Great Lakes region. There may even be climate bingo...

See http://conference.healthylakes.org/ to register and for more information.
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Sierra Club's 2011 Seattle Symposium: Replicating Regional Strategies for National Success
October 4, 2011 • Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
Lara Hansen will participate in a panel on Conservation Strategies in the Pacific Northwest moderated by Bill Arthur, Deputy National Field Director and Former Northwest/Alaska Regional Field Director at Sierra Club.

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Lara Hansen will participate in a panel on Conservation Strategies in the Pacific Northwest moderated by Bill Arthur, Deputy National Field Director and Former Northwest/Alaska Regional Field Director at Sierra Club.

Of course, greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal and oil threaten not only the Arctic, but also the Cascade, Puget Sound, and Olympic ecosystems. Furthermore, Washington's wildlands are at risk from an array of traditional threats including logging and development. Getting land and water protection right here is an essential step towards deploying effective strategies for the same in ecosystems across the country. How can partnerships between scientists, land managers, and environmental stakeholders be used to maximize protections across private, public, and tribal lands?

Other panelists include:

Chip Jenkins
Superintendent of North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and Ross Lake National Recreation Area
As superintendent of beautiful, natural areas in Washington, Chip Jenkins has worked on some of the Service's more complex development and restoration issues. Click here to read more.

Tom O'Keefe
Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director of American Whitewater
Based in Seattle, Tom O'Keefe has worked at American Whitewater for the past several years, engaging volunteers on watershed projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Click here to read more.

Find out more here

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2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference
September 13-14, 2011 • Seattle, Washington
Scientist and Executive Director Lara J. Hansen, Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht, and Scientist Jessi Kershner will be attending the PNW Climate Science Conference at the University of Washington September 13th and 14th. They will be presenting three posters covering... [show full event listing]
Scientist and Executive Director Lara J. Hansen, Directing Scientist Eric Mielbrecht, and Scientist Jessi Kershner will be attending the PNW Climate Science Conference at the University of Washington September 13th and 14th. They will be presenting three posters covering EcoAdapt’s work including: The National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, Getting Climate Savvy, and Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE): Your Online Adaptation Destination.

Stop by and check out EcoAdapt’s great work:

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30–7:30 pm PST, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. See the agenda here.

The conference, sponsored by PNW research institutions and federal and state government agencies, aims to stimulate a place-based exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science in the Pacific Northwest. The conference will also include time for presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to climate impacts and adaptation. Find out more about the conference here.
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Get Climate Savvy with EcoAdapt at 101st AFWA Annual Meeting
September 11–14, 2011 • Omaha, Nebraska
Join us at AFWA for a workshop to get climate smart!

Increasing your likelihood of conservation and management success given the reality of climate change

Monday, September 12th, 3p.m. to 5p.m.
The Association of Fish and Wildlife's 101st annual meeting... [show full event listing]
Join us at AFWA for a workshop to get climate smart!

Increasing your likelihood of conservation and management success given the reality of climate change

Monday, September 12th, 3p.m. to 5p.m.
The Association of Fish and Wildlife's 101st annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska

Alex Score, Lead Scientist, and Jessica Hitt, Scientist and CAKE Content Editor, will lead the workshop to get AFWA attendees prepared and climate savvy!

The workshop will focus on the ability of all practitioners to successfully incorporate climate change into their work by employing existing tools and strategies for conservation and management with a climate savvy approach. Workshop participants will break into groups based on topics of interest (e.g. restoration, species management, fisheries) to explore real application of climate change adaptation in their existing work. The workshop will conclude with a broader, facilitated discussion of topics covered in the smaller breakout sessions and lessons learned during the workshop.

The session will imbue participants with an understanding of applied adaptation, expose them to available adaptation resources, and provide them with information they can use to begin integrating climate change into their existing work.
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Putting Uncertainty in Context at NOAA’s Great Lakes Climate Workshop
September 12, 2011 • Ann Arbor, Michigan
EcoAdapt’s Senior Scientist and Director of Programs Jennie Hoffman will be giving a presentation at the 2011 NOAA Coastal Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate: Strategies and Tools in the Great Lakes Region Workshop.
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EcoAdapt’s Senior Scientist and Director of Programs Jennie Hoffman will be giving a presentation at the 2011 NOAA Coastal Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate: Strategies and Tools in the Great Lakes Region Workshop.
“Putting Uncertainty in Context”, September 12, 3:45–4:45 pm EST. Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Ann Arbor, MI
The Coastal Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate: Strategies and Tools in the Great Lakes Region Workshop will be held September 12-14, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The workshop is part of a series hosted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners focused on integrate climate change impacts into coastal management and conservation.

Topics of the agenda include, but are not limited to, up-to-date climate change impact information on topic areas such as lake levels and precipitation with an examination of dealing with uncertainty, case studies of example restoration and conservation projects along with restoration site visits and hands-on demonstrations of applicable tools, plus an opportunity for informational dialogue and input on federal and regional climate services.

For more on the workshop click here!
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EcoAdapt at MEDECOS XII - Linking Science with Resource Management
September 6, 2011 • Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Hitt, EcoAdapt Scientist and CAKE content editor, will be attending MEDECOS and speaking September 6th.   Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE;www.cakex.org): Developing an Innovative Community of Practice Sept. 6th, 2:20-2:40pm EST Covel Commons Conference... [show full event listing]
Jessica Hitt, EcoAdapt Scientist and CAKE content editor, will be attending MEDECOS and speaking September 6th.
 
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE;www.cakex.org): Developing an Innovative Community of Practice
Sept. 6th, 2:20-2:40pm EST
Covel Commons Conference Center
University of California, Los Angeles 
See the abstract here.
 
The international MEDECOS Conferences on the ecology, biodiversity, and conservation of the world's five Mediterranean climate ecosystems began in 1971 in Valdivia, Chile. This year will mark the 40th Anniversary of this conference at the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
 

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Frog Rock Forum
June 19, 2011
Connections for Community Resilience

Join EcoAdapt this Sunday for Frog Rock Forum! Wendy Kay Gewiss will be there to share all about EcoAdapt's exciting work. Stop by and say hi!

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Connections for Community Resilience

Join EcoAdapt this Sunday for Frog Rock Forum! Wendy Kay Gewiss will be there to share all about EcoAdapt's exciting work. Stop by and say hi!

Frog Rock Forum: Connections for Community Resilience debuts on Sun., June 19, from 2-5 pm at IslandWood (4450 Blakely Ave. NE). A free, educational fair of local people and organizations showcasing inspirational projects and activities that encourage ever-greater resilience in our families, neighborhoods and community. Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge, it’s a great event for Fathers Day afternoon, including tours of magnificent IslandWood, plus a separate Sunday Supper at 5:30 by the IslandWood chefs. Find out more (and register for dinner) at www.sustainablebainbridge.org
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EcoAdapt at the National Workshop on Climate and Forests
May 16-18, 2011
Jessica Hitt, CAKE Content Editor, is presenting a poster at the National Workshop on Climate and Forests: Planning Tools and Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Options.

DuBois Conference Center
Northern Arizona University Campus
Flagstaff Arizona
International Marine Conservation Congress
Come see the Climate Wheel of Misfortune! Get your climate future told.

Victoria, Canada
Freshwater Future/EcoAdapt 2011 Climate Symposium
May 6th- 7th, 2011 • Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto Ontario
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Freshwater Future’s 2011 Climate Symposium is a great way for you to learn more about climate change, and how it affects the work you do to protect and restore the waters in your communities.

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Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Webinar
Is Climate Change Putting Your Conservation Gains at Risk?

Are your grantees starting to wonder what to do about climate change?

Do you have no idea what climate change adaptation is?

The webinar is being organized by the by the Consultative Group on... [show full event listing]
Is Climate Change Putting Your Conservation Gains at Risk?

Are your grantees starting to wonder what to do about climate change?

Do you have no idea what climate change adaptation is?

The webinar is being organized by the by the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Conservation Science Working Group.

To learn more about this event visit:

http://cgbd.org/calendar/climate-adaptation-knowledge-exchange-cake-webinar
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Preparing for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
Preparing for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

Town Hall Seattle, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Panelists:

Anthony Barnosky,Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Jennie Hoffman,Senior Scientist and Director of... [show full event listing]
Preparing for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

Town Hall Seattle, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Panelists:

Anthony Barnosky,Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Jennie Hoffman,Senior Scientist and Director of Programs

Matt Kuharic, King County Climate Change Program Coordinator

Moderator: Joshua J. Lawler, School of Forest Resources, University of Washington

Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006, or at the door.
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The Adaptation Mavens at Eagle Harbor Books!
April 21st (Earth Day Eve)
7:30 to 8:30 pm
157 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA

A reading and signing event for Climate Savvy. Come join the fun.

http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/event/2011/04/21/day
Awareness to Action Training for the Consultative Group on Biodiversity
The work many environmental foundations do is being threatened by climate change. Yet, many funders have not considered the potential impacts of climate change on their strategic planning, and even if these implications are understood, many funders don’t always know what to do to make grantmaking... [show full event listing]
The work many environmental foundations do is being threatened by climate change. Yet, many funders have not considered the potential impacts of climate change on their strategic planning, and even if these implications are understood, many funders don’t always know what to do to make grantmaking more resilient to climate change. Unfortunately, failure to take these steps towards adaptation threatens the success and efficacy of your work.

EcoAdapt’s Awareness to Action (A2A) Program trains people from organizations and agencies around the world in how to develop and implement solutions to the challenges of climate change in their work. The meeting will provide grantmakers with an opportunity to work together to explore the ways in which philanthropic missions and conservation strategies are vulnerable to climate change, to learn how to integrate climate variability into foundation visioning and planning, and to design new approaches to grantmaking that are more likely to be successful as our climate transforms.

Workshop #1:
Chicago, IL
April 4th-6th

Workshop #2:
Bainbridge Island, WA
April 19th-21st

Click here for more information.
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Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Climate Change Adaptation and Resource Management for the Sky Island Region
The focus of this workshop will be on the biology, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies specific to the Sky Island region. The goal will be to develop individual and collective actions we will take to address climate change impacts.

The second workshop in a three part series, ... [show full event listing]
The focus of this workshop will be on the biology, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies specific to the Sky Island region. The goal will be to develop individual and collective actions we will take to address climate change impacts.

The second workshop in a three part series, Climate Change Adaptation in the Arid Southwest: A Workshop for Land and Resource Managers , was convened by Sky Island Alliance and a host of other partners in 2010. Focused on effective regional conservation in the face of a changing climate, the workshop drew participants from nearly 40 different organizations, agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the private sector. Participants represented a broad range of expertise and included county planners, water managers, public lands managers, and wildlife specialists, among others.

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Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center Climate Change Adaptation framework workshop
Hear Rachel Gregg, CAKE content editor and EcoAdapt scientist, speak about managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change.

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Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE): a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change
Climate change is widely acknowledged as a global problem. Developing robust management strategies now that can help prepare for and respond and adapt to climate change is vital for conservation success. EcoAdapt facilitates the creation of networks of practitioners working together to develop more... [show full event listing]
Climate change is widely acknowledged as a global problem. Developing robust management strategies now that can help prepare for and respond and adapt to climate change is vital for conservation success. EcoAdapt facilitates the creation of networks of practitioners working together to develop more effective management in the face of climate change and provides an assessment of adaptation approaches being explored on the ground. This webinar will provide a virtual tour of the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org) and present examples of some of the new approaches being taken in conservation and management that integrate the challenges of global climate change.

1:00-2:30PM EST

YOU MUST REGISTER TO JOIN THIS WEBINAR:

http://training.fws.gov/CSP/Course_descriptions/CSP3902.htm
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