Natural resource managers face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. Forestry stakeholders in the City of Durango, Colorado are invited to participate in a one-day workshop exploring climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for the City of Durango's Community Forests. This workshop will take place at the Durango Public Library from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Monday, December 2 2019.
The goals of this workshop are to:
- Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on the City of Durango Community Forests,
- Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into management,
- Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable forest management, and
- Identify actions that enhance the ability of forests and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions.
Real-world examples of adaptation projects will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.
Register for this one-day workshop here.
This active, hands-on training is being organized by the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department and Sustainability Division, Colorado State University, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub.