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Adaptation Working Group Webinar

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Utilizing a collaborative workspace to improve the utility of species distribution modeling for land management decisions.  -- Presented by NCCSC postdoc, Brian Miller

Jeff Morisette, Tracy Holcombe, Catherine Jarnevich, Sunil Kumar, Brian Miller, Colin Talbert, Marian Talbert

The goal of this study is to better understand how climate change research can be made more relevant to the needs of natural resource managers, and identify the benefits of directly involving resource managers and other stakeholders in climate change research. In order to explore this topic, we are participating in and observing a 2-day workshop that will address how research on the impacts of climate change (I.e., quantitative models of projected environmental changes) can be better integrated with resource management planning. In particular, this workshop will focus on the collaborative development of Colorado’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), and will involve stakeholders from the Colorado Natural Heritage Program and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The workshop will take place in a collaborative workspace known as the Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM) at the U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center. During the webinar we will present a brief description of the workshop itself, and then solicit feedback and recommendations from the working group about participatory methods and workshop evaluation in order to improve future efforts.