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Adaptation Implementation Workshop for Southern California Forests
January 20-21, 2016 • Riverside, CA • USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
Overview
The goal of this two-day workshop is to collaboratively integrate vulnerability and adaptation information into current, on-the-ground forest projects. As part of this workshop we will use climate-informed maps and spatial information to evaluate where certain management actions could be... [show full overview]
The goal of this two-day workshop is to collaboratively integrate vulnerability and adaptation information into current, on-the-ground forest projects. As part of this workshop we will use climate-informed maps and spatial information to evaluate where certain management actions could be implemented to reduce habitat vulnerabilities and/or increase resilience. The workshop will include a review of habitat vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies, case study examples demonstrating integration of climate vulnerability and adaptation information into project-level planning, and multiple activities designed to integrate habitat vulnerability and adaptation information, including spatial information, into existing forest projects.

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Agenda & Speakers
Presentations
Whitney Reynier and Jessi Kershner (EcoAdapt): Assessing Vulnerability & Developing Adaptation Strategies for Key Southern California Habitats
 
Rachel Gregg (EcoAdapt): Moving From Vulnerability to Adaptation
 
Jessi Kershner (EcoAdapt) and Jeff Heys (Cleveland National Forest): Incorporating Climate Change Information into NEPA Analysis
 
Rachel Gregg (EcoAdapt): Wildlife Linkages Project - Incorporating Climate Change into an On-the-Ground Project 
 
Parking & Checking In Information
Visitor parking is in front of the building and along the adjacent streets. Please come to the front gate, ring the call button, and announce your arrival to the receptionist, stating the name of the meeting (Adaptation Implementation Workshop for Southern California Forests). You will be instructed to come to the reception area to sign in and receive a visitor badge. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room once you check in.

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Reading & Resources

Recommended Resources
Stein, B.A., P. Glick, N. Edelson, and A. Staudt (eds). 2014. Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice. National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C.

Heller, N.E. and E.S. Zavaleta. 2009. Biodiversity management in the face of climate change: A review of 22 years of recommendations. Biological Conservation 142: 14-32.

Peterson, David L.; Millar, Connie I.; Joyce, Linda A.; Furniss, Michael J.; Halofsky, Jessica E.; Neilson, Ronald P.; Morelli, Toni Lyn. 2011. Responding to climate change in national forests: a guidebook for developing adaptation options. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-855. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 109 p.

Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers. 2012. S. Swanston and M. Janowiak (eds). Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-87. Newton Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 138 p.

Hansen, L., J. Hoffman, C. Drews, and E. Mielbrecht. 2009. Designing climate-smart conservation: guidance and case studies. Conservation Biology 24: 63-69.

Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing WorldHansen, L.J. and J.R. Hoffman. 2010. Island Press.

Millar, C.I., Stephenson, N.L., and S.L. Stephens. Re-Framing Forest and Resource Management Strategies for a Climate Change Context. 2008. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.