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Visualizing North America's Changing Environment
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A workshop conducted by Karen Richardson on using the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's North American Environmental Atlas to visualize environmental change. More information at …

A workshop conducted by Karen Richardson on using the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's North American Environmental Atlas to visualize environmental change. More information at http://www.cec.org/naatlas

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    • 1. Visualizing North America’sChanging EnvironmentKaren RichardsonProgram Manager, Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystemsand North American Environmental AtlasCommission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
    • 2. Commission for EnvironmentalCooperation (CEC, CCE, CCA)www.cec.org• CEC is an intergovernmental organizationcreated by Canada, Mexico and the UnitedStates under the North American Agreement onEnvironmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to addressenvironmental issues of continental concern.• The Agreement complements the environmentalprovisions of the North American Free TradeAgreement (NAFTA) in 1994• Three countries. One environment.
    • 3. Commission for EnvironmentalCooperation (CEC, CCE, CCA)www.cec.org• The CEC was established to protect theenvironment of North America and the healthof its citizens.• It brings together governments, civil society andbusinesses to develop innovative NorthAmerican solutions to global environmentalchallenges.• Secretariat based in Montreal• Reports to highest environment officials in eachcountry
    • 4. Commission for EnvironmentalCooperation (CEC, CCE, CCA)www.cec.orgProgram of Work• Healthy Communities and Ecosystems• Climate Change – Low-Carbon Economy• Greening the Economy in North America
    • 5. Workshop Goals1. Familiarize users with the North AmericanEnvironmental Atlas (www.cec.org/naatlas)2. Demonstrate how different layers can beused to visualize environmental issues andchange across North America3. Explore different formats for geo-spatialanalyses using reliable data4. Explore different examples and relatedresourceswww.cec.org/naatlas
    • 6. Part One: The NorthAmerican Environmental Atlas
    • 7. Commission for Environmental Cooperation
    • 8. What is the North AmericanEnvironmental Atlas?• An interactive mapping and informationportal to view and analyze environmentalconditions and trends from a NorthAmerican perspective• Supports research, analysis andenvironmental decision-making at nationaland continental levels
    • 9. WWW.CEC.ORG/NAATLAS
    • 10. Base mapsAirports Bathymetry ElevationGlaciers andSea IceLakes andRiversPoliticalBoundariesPopulatedPlacesPopulationDensityRailroads Major Roads Shaded Relief Watersheds
    • 11. Other map layersForestsGrasslandPCAsLand Cover,2005 WetlandsMarineEcoregionsMarineProtected AreasSpecies of CommonConservationConcernBaja toBering PCAsPower plantsCommercial MarineVessel EmissionsHuman Influence,MarineHuman Influence,TerrestrialTerrestrialEcosystemsMarineEcosystemsHumanInfluence /Pollution andWaste
    • 12. Copy and Pastethis link into yourbrowser.
    • 13.
    • 14. Part Two: VisualizingEnvironmental Issues AcrossNorth America
    • 15. Estimated volumes of annual CO2 emissions fromtrucks along the Mexico City to Montreal truckingcorridor for 2010 (left) and 2035 (right)
    • 16. www.cec.org/takingstock
    • 17. Industrial Facilities Reporting Pollutants of Special Concern (Metals, Carcinogens,Developmental/Reproductive Toxins, and/or PBTs) near Denver, Colorado
    • 18. Marine Protected Areaswww.cec.org/marine
    • 19. www.cec.org/mpa
    • 20. Part Three: VisualizingEnvironmental Change AcrossNorth America
    • 21. Land cover 2005Land cover 2010Land cover change 2005-2010
    • 22. Case Studies:Urban Sprawl
    • 23. 2005 Minneapolis, MN
    • 24. 2010 Minneapolis, MN
    • 25. Land Cover 2005Temperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterTemperate or sub-polar deciduous forest
    • 26. Land Cover 2010Temperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterTemperate or sub-polar deciduous forest
    • 27. ChangeTemperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterTemperate or sub-polar deciduous forest
    • 28. ChangeTemperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterTemperate or sub-polar deciduous forest
    • 29. Mérida, Mexico April 2005
    • 30. Mérida, Mexico April 2010
    • 31. Mérida Urban Sprawl (2005)YucatánCountry ClubFraccionamientoMontecarloFraccionamientoLos HéroesVillas de OrienteFraccionamientoSanta CruzPalomequeFraccionamientoPaseos de OpichenCiudad CaucelFraccionamientoLas AméricasResidencialKanasín
    • 32. YucatánCountry ClubFraccionamientoMontecarloFraccionamientoLos HéroesVillas de OrienteFraccionamientoSanta CruzPalomequeFraccionamientoPaseos de OpichenCiudad CaucelFraccionamientoLas AméricasMérida Urban Sprawl (2010)ResidencialKanasín
    • 33. Yucatán Country ClubVillas de OrienteFraccionamiento las AméricasCiudad CaucelFraccionamiento MontecarloFraccionamiento Paseos de Opichen
    • 34. MRLCA1BA2Tacoma,WashingtonB1 B2
    • 35. Case studies:Ecological change
    • 36. Pine Beetle Damage, British Columbia, Canada2005 2010 ChangeSource: NR-Can
    • 37. 2005Temperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterLand cover change
    • 38. 2010Temperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterLand cover change
    • 39. ChangeTemperate or sub-polar needleaf forestMixed forestTemperate or sub-polar shrublandTemperate or sub-polar grasslandWetlandCroplandUrban and built-upWaterLand cover change
    • 40. Disappearing Grasslands
    • 41. Land cover Valles centrales2005 Land CoverVallesCentrales
    • 42. 2010 Land Cover
    • 43. 2005-2010 Land Cover Change
    • 44. Tarabillas Valley, in Valles Centrales GPCA, Chihuahua2006Rapid agricultural expansion in Northern Mexico2005 2010
    • 45. Population Declines:Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) 1966-2010SpeciesAnnualChangePopulationLossMcCown’s Longspur -5.5% -92%Lark Bunting -4.4% -89%Chestnut-collared Longspur -4.4% -87%Loggerhead Shrike -3.2% -77%Mountain Plover -2.8% -72%Baird’s Sparrow -2.7% -71%Short-eared Owl -2.5% -68%Grasshopper Sparrow -2.5% -68%Sprague’s Pipit -2.4% -66%
    • 46. Grassland Priority Conservation Area
    • 47. Landcover change 2005-2010GrasslandShrublandBroadleaf deciduous forestNeedleaf forestWetlandCroplandBarren landsUrban and built-upWaterSnow and iceLand cover change
    • 48. Landcover change 2005-2010Grassland Priority Conservation Areas 2010Land cover change 2005-2010
    • 49. Change to CroplandChange to cropland
    • 50. Exercise:Tools to Map and IdentifyVulnerable Systems1. Water Depletion in the TexasPortion of the High Plains2. Tourism Development inCancύn3. Pollutants in the ColumbiaRiver Watershed
    • 51. Water Depletion in the Texas Portion of the High Plains Aquifer
    • 52. What’s next?• Land cover 2005 and 2010 /Land cover change 2005-10• Book on land cover changein NA• Updating of the Protectedareas database
    • 53. What’s next?• Land cover 2005 and 2010 /Land cover change 2005-10• Book on land cover changein NA• Updating of the Protectedareas database
    • 54. Show 1-2 examples up close? Just one layer orcombo (e.g. PRTR + watersheds?)
    • 55. Questions to consider1. How can this information and data help toempower communities?2. What are ways these data can be used?3. What are the different scales that need to beconsidered to be able to identify vulnerablecommunities and ecosystems?4. Looking ahead, what data are needed tounderstand new threats and to avoid unintendedconsequences?5. Recommendations to make data accessible
    • 56. Thank youThree countries. One environment

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