There is an increasing need to consider the anticipated effects of climate change on ecosystems and identify management actions that respond to these changes. This workshop will support participants from the Rio Grande National Forest in determining which climate impacts are of greatest concern to them, and identify management opportunities for adapting to change. The Adaptation Workbook provides a structured process for integrating climate change considerations into management planning and activities. Using this process, workshop participants will:
- Consider climate change impacts and vulnerabilities of South-Central Colorado, and how those might affect the ability to meet project goals and objectives.
- Identify adaptation actions that help address climate vulnerabilities while meeting goals and objectives.
- Discuss how to monitor adaptation actions for success.
Pre-Workshop Webinar: Thursday, October 6th: 9-10:30 a.m. MT
- Tuesday, October 25: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MT
- Wednesday, October 26: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MT
- Thursday, October 27: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT (in the field)
Prior to the workshop, please complete this Step 1 Worksheet and the supplemental questions to articulate the management goals and objectives for your district or program area. We’re asking all workshop participants to complete this worksheet by October 18. This worksheet outlines the first step for beginning to consider which climate impacts are of greatest concern, and management opportunities for adapting to change on the Rio Grande National Forest. As we work through the Adaptation Workbook, which provides a structured process for integrating climate change considerations into management planning and activities, you will consider how climate change could affect your district or resource area and the feasibility of your management goals. Your team will also develop custom adaptation actions for your project.
- Combined Rio Grande National Forest Adaptation Workshop Slides
The Big Picture: Administration Priorities, Agency Policies, and the Regional Climate Program - Brian Ratcliffe & Donna Shorrock, USFS Rocky Mountain Regional Office
The Climate of the Rio Grande National Forest: Future Projections - Lauren Kramer, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
Region 2 Monitoring Resources - Alison Foster, USFS Rocky Mountain Regional Office