Using our knowledge of ecological history, promote resilient and healthy ecosystems in response to past and predicted future conditions:
- Protect Golden-cheeked Warbler refugia
- Protect and build soils
- Increase native plant structural and species diversity
- Promote water retention (e.g., installing berms and swales on contour to capture, spread, and sink water) on dry, degraded hillsides to “jumpstart” reforestation
- Manage energy flows (e.g., wind screens)
- Develop pollinator alleys that connect plant guilds and groves
- Plant drought-tolerant species that can provide shade and improve soil conditions for more mesic species
Climate Change Impacts
Challenges and Opportunities
Project participants used the Adaptation Workbook to develop several adaptation actions for this project, including:
4.1. Prioritize and maintain unique sites.
5.3. Retain biological legacies.
4.2. Prioritize and maintain sensitive or at-risk species or communities.
2.2. Prevent the introduction and establishment of invasive plant species and remove existing invasive species.
9.6. Manage for species and genotypes with wide moisture and temperature tolerances.
5.1. Promote diverse age classes.
5.2. Maintain and restore diversity of native species.