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Join local experts and managers of urban green spaces for a workshop on developing and implementing management actions to respond to climate change.

The morning will focus on providing information on the effects of climate change in the Lake Superior region and its urban green spaces, including forests, gardens, and natural areas, sharing resources to help with management planning, and dicussing adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable urban green space management.

The afternoon will be a hands-on work session to identify actions for incorporating climate adaptation into real-world projects. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own projects or work from existing examples.

Speakers and instructors include:

  • Kenny Blumenfeld - MN Department of Natural Resources
  • Lori Seele - Duluth CISMA/Stewardship Network 
  • Leslie Brandt - Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
  • Tom Beery - Minnesota Sea Grant
  • Kristen Schmitt - Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

This session is intended for municipal foresters, planners, park managers, consulting arborists, nursery professionals, landscape architects, and others who are interested in learning more about adapting urban green spaces to climate change.

This workshop is organized by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, U.S. Forest Service, the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, Levy Tree Care, the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Minnesota Sea Grant.