A Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada
March 5-7, 2013 • Sacramento, CA • California State University
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This is the first of two workshops on climate change
vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for the Sierra Nevada. The
goal of this workshop (5-7 March 2013) is to assess the vulnerability of a
suite of focal resources (species, habitats, ecosystem services) to climate
change. The goal of the second workshop (planned for late May 2013) is to
develop and prioritize adaptation strategies for focal resources and regions.
This 2.5-day workshop will include: (1) a review of climate trends for the
Sierra Nevada region; (2) vulnerability assessment training following the
process described in Scanning the Conservation Horizon; (3) vulnerability
assessment application for a suite of species, habitats and ecosystem services
that were chosen prior to the workshop; (4) discussion and refinement of
regional management action opportunities; and (5) identification of spatial
analysis and mapping needs. Results from this workshop including synthesis
documents and presentations will be made available online through the California Climate Commons and EcoAdapt websites.
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