Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium

Climate Smart Actions for Natural Resource Managers

Presented by the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium
 
Sponsored by California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, The Nature Conservancy, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the California State Coastal Conservancy.

Are you managing natural resources in the San Francisco Bay Area and interested in learning how to plan for climate change? This FREE workshop will present predicted climate change impacts for the Bay Area, climate smart adaptation principles, case studies, data and decision support tools AND provide an opportunity to request research and tools needed to make informed climate smart decisions.

DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2012
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
PLACE: Elihu M. Harris Building, Room 1, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Registration for this event is closed.  Click here for the workshop agenda and background materials. Click here for a list of principles for implementing climate smart actions.

Climate Smart Actions

Workshop Purpose, Audience and Objectives

Workshop Purpose:  Help land and natural resource managers gain a better understanding of how to incorporate “climate smart” actions into policies, management plans and practices to enhance the resilience of ecosystem functions in a changing climate.  AND, Researchers and planners gain a better understanding of the tools and research needs of natural resource managers to make effective climate change adaptation decisions. 

Audience:  Land and natural resource managers, planners and biologists from public agencies (including open space districts, water districts, land use and transportation planning agencies), nonprofit conservation organizations and private landowners.

Objectives: 

1.      Initiate an on-going discussion with interested parties on the needs of natural resource managers for research and tools to inform planning and actions to support ecosystem management for climate change.
2.      Solicit input on decision support tools such as the Climate Portfolio Report being developed for the Conservation Lands Network that will help identify “climate smart” actions.   
3.      Provide natural resource managers with an overview of principles to guide climate change planning and implementation. 
4.      Present natural resource managers with examples of “climate smart” planning and actions to illustrate how such actions can be taken or incorporated into plans.
 
For more information, contact Nancy Schaefer or Katherine Smetak.