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Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

September 10-11, 2013 • Grangeville, Idaho • Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor’s Office 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, ID
This climate change vulnerability assessment workshop for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is one piece of a larger project intended to support the Forest Plan revision and the Climate Change Performance Scorecard. The goal of this workshop is to assess the vulnerability of a suite of resources (species, ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human populations and economic sectors) to climate change.
This 2-day workshop will include: (1) a review of climate trends (current, historic, projected future) for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; (2) vulnerability assessment application for a suite of species and ecosystems that were selected prior to the workshop; and (3) discussion and evaluation of regional socio-economic vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities of relevant ecosystem services.
Workshop Objectives:
  1. Provide participants with baseline knowledge and understanding of climate trends (current, historic, projected future) for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and surrounding region.
  2. Assess vulnerabilities of ecosystems and species to climate change including sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity.
  3. Provide baseline socio-economic and ecosystem services knowledge and assess related vulnerabilities.
  4. Provide vulnerability assessment training, resources, support, and tools to participants to apply throughout the Forest Plan revision process and beyond.
Agenda & Speakers
Reading & Resources
Final Report
Recommended Readings
Glick, P., B.A. Stein, and N.A. Edelson, editors. 2011. Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment. National Wildlife Federation. Washington, D.C.
Isaak, D.J., C.C. Muhlfeld, A.S. Todd, R. Al-Chokhachy, J. Roberts, J.L. Kershner, K.D. Fausch, and S.W. Hostetler. 2012. The Past as Prelude to the Future for Understanding 21st-Century Climate Effects on Rocky Mountain Trout. Fisheries 37: 542-556.
Rieman, B.E. and D.J. Isaak. 2010. Climate change, aquatic ecosystems, and fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: implications and alternatives for management. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-250. Fort Collins, CO. U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46p.
Scott, G., M.F. Mahalovich, S. Rinehart, and J. Krueger. 2013. Reforestation - Revegetation Climate Change Primer for the Northern Region: Incorporating Climate Change Impacts into Reforestation and Revegetation Prescription. U.S. Forest Service, Northern Region. 102p.
Other Resources - TACCIMO Literature Reports
Please contact Jessi Kershner for more information about this effort.