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Jennie Hoffman EcoAdapt
CLIMAGEDDON
Climatic change is affecting all ecosystems, and will continue to do so for centuries, so… <ul><li>We need to  incorporate...
Great Lakes climate impacts worksheet But varies by season and region Trend Certainty What this means for ecosystems and p...
Great Lakes climate impacts worksheet Trend Certainty What this means for ecosystems and people What this means for your w...
Hydrologic & Vegetation Models Climate models Data Ecosystem responses ?
Hydrologic & Vegetation Models Climate models Data Ecosystem responses ? Economics Laws,  Policies, Institutions Societal ...
 
<ul><li>All climate models say things will get warmer; they disagree on just how much warmer </li></ul><ul><li>Models disa...
Scenario 1:  It rains hard all day Scenario 4: It rains hard, but only briefly Scenario 3: It rains lightly Scenario 2:  i...
<ul><li>Situation 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </...
<ul><li>Situation 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </...
<ul><li>Situation 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </...
<ul><li>Situation 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </...
<ul><li>Situation 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Your child is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 doctors say she will die without treatm...
Is Your Coastal Restoration Project Climate-Smart? Some Guidelines for the Great Lakes  download a copy at: http://www.nwf...
Climate-Smart Planning Framework
1. Identify restoration goals and targets <ul><li>GLRI Principal Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve aquatic ecosystem resi...
2. Identify restoration project approaches Reduce existing stressors Improve terrestrial/aquatic connectivity Protect key ...
3. Assess vulnerability to climate change <ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive capaci...
Training Opportunities <ul><li>Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training Course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration...
Training Opportunities  (con’t) <ul><li>Safeguarding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series </li></ul><ul><ul>...
4. Identify climate-smart management options Strategies to reduce sensitivity Strategies to reduce exposure Strategies to ...
5. Select and implement management options Prioritize options by importance/urgency Prioritize options by likely benefits/...
6. Monitor, review, and revise Incorporate new science Evaluate effectiveness of management efforts Revisit one or more of...
 
<ul><li>Emily Whittaker, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve </li></ul>Photo by Alexis Raney.
<ul><li>Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve </li></ul><ul><li>Working to incorporate climate considerations into mine permit con...
Onondaga Creek Conservation Council
Planting Day
West Grand Boulevard Collaborative
 
Considering Climate isn’t new work to be done, it is a new way of working <ul><li>Think about how your work could be impac...
Climate Adaptation Grants Program <ul><li>Projects to protect and restore wetlands; </li></ul><ul><li>On-the-ground restor...
Jill Ryan, Executive Director 231.348.8200 [email_address] View our Climate RFP at: www.freshwaterfuture.org/grants Thank ...
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Reducing vulnerability to climate change

  1. 1. Jennie Hoffman EcoAdapt
  2. 2. CLIMAGEDDON
  3. 3. Climatic change is affecting all ecosystems, and will continue to do so for centuries, so… <ul><li>We need to incorporate climatic change into long-term planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize risk of wasting time, money, and effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximize likelihood of success </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Great Lakes climate impacts worksheet But varies by season and region Trend Certainty What this means for ecosystems and people What this means for your work Air temperature Very High Rain High Lake temperature High Growing season High Lake level ? Medium
  5. 5. Great Lakes climate impacts worksheet Trend Certainty What this means for ecosystems and people What this means for your work Air temperature Very High Drier summers; increased drought likelihood; deadly heat waves; species range changes (including disease-causing organisms!) Rain High More runoff and flooding in certain seasons; risk of transfer of invasive spp to new places; possible seasonal dilution of pollution Lake temperature High Greater risk of harmful algal blooms; some species favored over others; altered toxicity Growing season High More ag productivity, unless droughts and floods win out; benefits some species over others Lake level ? Medium Phragmites world; tough infrastructure issues; remobilization of lakebed pollutants
  6. 6. Hydrologic & Vegetation Models Climate models Data Ecosystem responses ?
  7. 7. Hydrologic & Vegetation Models Climate models Data Ecosystem responses ? Economics Laws, Policies, Institutions Societal response
  8. 9. <ul><li>All climate models say things will get warmer; they disagree on just how much warmer </li></ul><ul><li>Models disagree on whether things get wetter or drier overall </li></ul>? ?
  9. 10. Scenario 1: It rains hard all day Scenario 4: It rains hard, but only briefly Scenario 3: It rains lightly Scenario 2: it doesn’t rain Core actions/strategies Contingent actions/strategies
  10. 11. <ul><li>Situation 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The treatment is established, effective, has few side effects and is affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you opt for: </li></ul><ul><li>Giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Trying an herbal remedy that worked for a friend’s pet </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Situation 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The treatment is established, effective, has few side effects and is affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you opt for: </li></ul><ul><li>Giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Trying an herbal remedy that worked for a friend’s pet </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Situation 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </li></ul><ul><li>There is no proven treatment, but there’s an expensive experimental drug with uncertain risks and effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you opt for: </li></ul><ul><li>Giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Trying an herbal remedy that worked for a friend’s pet </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Situation 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet is sick </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 10 vets say it will die without treatment </li></ul><ul><li>There is no proven treatment, but there’s an expensive experimental drug with uncertain risks and effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you opt for: </li></ul><ul><li>Giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving it the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Trying an herbal remedy that worked for a friend’s pet </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Situation 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Your child is sick </li></ul><ul><li>9 of 10 doctors say she will die without treatment </li></ul><ul><li>There is no proven treatment, but there’s an expensive experimental drug with uncertain risks and effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you opt for: </li></ul><ul><li>Giving her the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving her the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Trying an herbal remedy that worked for a friend’s child </li></ul>
  15. 16. Is Your Coastal Restoration Project Climate-Smart? Some Guidelines for the Great Lakes download a copy at: http://www.nwf.org/en/Global-Warming/~/media/PDFs/Global%20Warming/Climate-Smart-Conservation/FINAL%20Restoring%20the%20Great%20Lakes%20Coastal%20Future%202011.ashx  
  16. 17. Climate-Smart Planning Framework
  17. 18. 1. Identify restoration goals and targets <ul><li>GLRI Principal Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Improve aquatic ecosystem resiliency </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance wetlands, wetland associated uplands, high priority coastal, upland, and inland habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain, improve, enhance populations of native species </li></ul><ul><li>Restore habitat functioning in AOCs </li></ul>
  18. 19. 2. Identify restoration project approaches Reduce existing stressors Improve terrestrial/aquatic connectivity Protect key ecosystem features Maintain and improve diversity
  19. 20. 3. Assess vulnerability to climate change <ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Determine vulnerability </li></ul>Tools include: NatureServe Vulnerability Index, Climate Wizard, NOAA Digital Coast, NSPECT
  20. 21. Training Opportunities <ul><li>Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training Course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration among NWF, FWS, NPS, and NOAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next course: November 15-19, 2011 in Anchorage, AK - Space available! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upcoming in Ohio – stay tuned! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more resources on Vulnerability Assessments or to Register for next course visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://training.fws.gov/CSP/Resources/climate_change/vulnerability.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Training Opportunities (con’t) <ul><li>Safeguarding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>similar to a graduate seminar, last about 1 hour, and feature an interactive question-and-answer session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>topics include: everything from community-based adaptation to species conservation in a landscape context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find upcoming webinars and archived webinars here: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://training.fws.gov/CSP/Resources/climate_ change/description.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 23. 4. Identify climate-smart management options Strategies to reduce sensitivity Strategies to reduce exposure Strategies to enhance adaptive capacity
  23. 24. 5. Select and implement management options Prioritize options by importance/urgency Prioritize options by likely benefits/performance Prioritize options by costs/feasibility
  24. 25. 6. Monitor, review, and revise Incorporate new science Evaluate effectiveness of management efforts Revisit one or more of the previous steps
  25. 27. <ul><li>Emily Whittaker, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve </li></ul>Photo by Alexis Raney.
  26. 28. <ul><li>Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve </li></ul><ul><li>Working to incorporate climate considerations into mine permit conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Top photo by Bill Kinjorski </li></ul>
  27. 29. Onondaga Creek Conservation Council
  28. 30. Planting Day
  29. 31. West Grand Boulevard Collaborative
  30. 33. Considering Climate isn’t new work to be done, it is a new way of working <ul><li>Think about how your work could be impacted by the effects of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the information you have </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm how you can incorporate climate adaptation activities based on what you know about climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Start taking action, monitor your effectiveness, and talk with others to ensure your work will provide the desired impact </li></ul>
  31. 34. Climate Adaptation Grants Program <ul><li>Projects to protect and restore wetlands; </li></ul><ul><li>On-the-ground restoration activities that incorporate climate adaption and include an action component to create permanent change </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating for low-impact solutions to community stormwater issues; </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in land use planning and zoning that engages climate related considerations; </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in watershed planning to introduce climate related components; </li></ul><ul><li>Watch-dogging and participating in the development, implementation, and enforcement of local, state, provincial, and federal aquatic habitat protection regulations as they relate to climate; </li></ul><ul><li>Non-partisan voter education, voter registration, and candidate forums; </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating for naturally functioning river and coastal ecosystems; </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing polluted runoff; and </li></ul><ul><li>Launching special initiatives or creating unique opportunities to strengthen citizen involvement in aquatic habitat protection and restoration related to climate adaptation. </li></ul>
  32. 35. Jill Ryan, Executive Director 231.348.8200 [email_address] View our Climate RFP at: www.freshwaterfuture.org/grants Thank you Kresge Foundation for your support and EcoAdapt for your expertise!

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