Practical adaptation resources for wetland managers
The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is partnering with Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts to promote the integration of climate change adaptation in wetland management activities.
With the help of regional scientists and managers, we are creating a decision-support tool for wetland managers to use as part of their planning and management activities. Managers will be able to use the new menu of adaptation strategies and approaches with the Adaptation Workbook to assess the feasibility of their management goals given climate change risks and develop customized adaptation actions for implementation.
Looking for Collaborators
WICCI and NIACS are coordinating the development of this effort. You are invited to join the project in a variety of ways:
- Apply concepts to real-world wetland conservation and management projects
- Co-Host an adaptation workshop
A long-term product of this work will be the creation of real-world examples of climate-informed wetland management. In the past, the CCRF has collaborated with land managers from federal, state, county, tribal, industrial, and non-governmental ownerships to create a growing network of real-world adaptation demonstrations. These projects provide valuable examples of managers pursuing a variety of conservation and habitat goals in a climate-informed manner.
- Collaborating with the Wisconsin Initiative for Climate Change Impacts (Plants and Natural Communities Group), to develop a menu of strategy and approaches for non-forested wetlands. NIACS has hosted a wetland adaptation planning and practices workshop to pilot the menu with wetland managers using real-world projects (meeting information can be found here.
- Partnering with Wisconsin Wetlands Association to host a climate change and wetlands symposium at the Wisconsin Land and Water Conference
- Partnered with the Michigan Wetlands Association to host an 'Adapting wetlands to climate change' 1-day workshop, Lansing MI.