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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Title: Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into National Park Service (NPS) Planning
Presenter: John Gross and Gregor Schuurman, National Park Service

Abstract: Federal land managers are required to conduct a formal planning process for almost every significant management action.  This requirement provides an opportunity for establishing new practices to integrate climate considerations into routine operations, and the NPS Climate Change Response Program has thus worked closely with planners at park, regional, and national offices. A key challenge is to distill and convey a huge amount of information on climate and climate impacts, within the constraints of time and available resources. We have therefore streamlined processes to prepare and present relevant information, and engaged in applied research projects to: 1) better integrate quantitative ecological projections, 2) refine our ability to develop and use scenarios, and 3) advance the use of science in climate adaptation planning. In this short presentation, we will briefly review the NPS Research Stewardship Strategies (RSSs), illustrate how we’ve mainstreamed climate information into the RSS process, and describe ongoing collaborative projects with the NC CSC that are bringing the latest and best models and scenarios planning processes into park planning.

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Tuesday, November 28, 11:00-12:00 MST

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