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NC CSC Adaptation and Decision Making Working Group Webinar

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Adapting to climate change on National Forests
Linda Joyce, Research Ecologist, FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Since 2011, the Climate Change Scorecard has been used as a way for the Forest Service to mark progress in improving organizational capacity to respond to climate change. Overall the goal was to create a balanced approach to climate change that included managing forests and grasslands to adapt to changing conditions, mitigating climate change, building partnerships across boundaries, and preparing Forest Service employees to understand and apply emerging science. Prior to the Scorecard, science-management activities were addressing vulnerability of natural resources to climate change on National Forests. Since 2011, a number of approaches to developing adaptation strategies for resource management on National Forests have been initiated. All of these approaches build on science-management partnerships. The initial focus was on a suite of natural resources such as water, vegetation, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. The list has expanded to include ecosystem services, infrastructure and cultural resources, based on needs associated with the new planning rule. This presentation will provide an overview of the different approaches being taken to develop science-based adaptation strategies in National Forests.
When: Tuesday, July 12, 2-3 pm (MST)
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