"Adapting Conservation and Management to Climate Change: An Overview" Webinar
December 2, 2009
This presentation sets the stage for the USFS/NWF webinar series on climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for resource managers that is set to begin in January. Calling on almost a decade of national and international experience with climate change, Jennie will use real-world examples to illustrate how traditional approaches to conservation and management may be vulnerable to climate change as well as a variety of approaches to vulnerability assessment and adaptation. These include top-down and bottom-up approaches, and efforts geared towards adapting projects, processes, and programs to climate change.
Dr. Jennifer Hoffman
Senior Scientist/Director of Projects
PDF of the Webinar presentations:
- Quino Checkerspot Critical Habitat Rule, June 2009. The Fish and Wildlife Service explicitly considered climate change in designating critical habitat, including the need to protect habitat connectivity to higher elevations, host plant shifts, and range shifts. The “summary of comments and recommendations” section has a nice discussion on their thought process. http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-13800.pdf
- Adapting the Environmental Impact Assessment process in Nova Scotia to climate change: Practitioner’s Guide to Incorporating Climate Change into the Environmental Impact Assessment Process:
http://www.cefconsultants.ns.ca/ccg.pdf Note that this PDF has font problems on some computers; if you can’t read it, you can see an unformatted version here: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=332BCF7D-1&offset=20&toc=show#a1
Evaluation of the ClimAdapt Guide to Incorporating Climate Change into the Environmental Impact Assessment Process. A coalition of individuals and organizations “evaluate the utility of this ClimAdapt Guide by applying it to six Canadian case studies covering a wide range of project types and climate areas in Canada.” http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=332BCF7D-1&offset=5&toc=show
- South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. The general URL is http://www.southbayrestoration.org/ and you can download the Final Environmental Impact Report, including the 143-page appendix on the Adaptive Management Plan, at http://www.southbayrestoration.org/EIR/ . The EIR explicitly considers climate change and sea level rise.