This meeting will focus on the progress made to reduce potential negative effects of climate change on our natural resources in northwestern North America. Significant progress has been made in assessing the effects of climate change, and implementation of climate-informed management and planning is now moving forward. Recent examples of successful on-the-ground adaptation demonstrate that the organizational capacity to respond to climate change is increasing. This provides optimism that we can retain functionality in our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
keynote Function Over Form: Sustainability and Natural Resources in a Warmer World
David L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Preparing Our Infrastructure for a New Hydrologic Cycle
Ronda Stauch, University of Washington, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Restoration and Refugia for Salmonids in a Warmer World
Dan Isaak, USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Keeping Water in the Mountains: Beavers to the Rescue
Michael Pollock, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
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