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Regional Aquatic Prioritization and Mapping Tool

Location

United States
45° 30' 33.948" N, 116° 48' 23.9076" W

This tool was designed as a web interface to solve the question, "Given a set of constraints, which sub-basins should I focus on to maximize conservation objectives for specified fish species." Typically, solving these problems, compiling the data and analyzing it, is prohibitively complex and too time-consuming for the majority of potential users. We have created a suite of GIS datasets coupled with a back-end decision support model, packaged within this web-based tool to facilitate iterative and collaborative exploration of regional aquatic priorities.

NPLCC Priorities Tool

Location

United States
47° 11' 44.4588" N, 123° 23' 54.3768" W

The Priorities Tool is a watershed visualization and priorities decision support system for the North Pacific LCC developed by Ecotrust.

This spatially explicit, online tool is intended to assist the North Pacific LCC and other natural resource managers, individuals, and community organizations in accessing disparate data sources for understanding and visualizing a wide variety of data sets pertaining to species, threats and potential effects of climate change on freshwater and forest ecosystems throughout the North Pacific LCC geographic area.

Location

300 E University Blvd Suite 270
85705 Tucson, AZ
United States
32° 13' 53.2956" N, 110° 58' 0.1056" W

Project Summary/Overview

Springs are keystone ecosystems in the Sky Island Region, exert disproportionate influence on surrounding landscapes, and are known to be biodiversity hotspots. Although they are abundant in this arid region, they are poorly documented and little studied. They also suffer from extensive human modification and are among the most threatened ecosystems. Lack of information on their location, management context, and biological, hydrological, and ecological characteristics hinders effective stewardship of these resources.

Abstract

The Underlying goal for the Springs Ecosystems Working Group and Adaptation Action Plan is to maintain
and improve spring integrity.

The primary mechanisms for achieving this goal were identified to be:

Abstract

Sky Island Alliance is currently conducting a project to inventory, assess, and restore spring ecosystems in the Sky Island region. It is known that springs in arid regions occupy a small fraction of the landscape and yet support disproportionately high levels of productivity, endemism, and biodiversity. The need for inventory, assessment, and restoration of springs was raised at two regional climate change adaptation workshops convened and organized by Sky Island Alliance in collaboration with a variety of partners including federal and state land and wildlife management agencies.

Abstract

The presentation was part of the workshop, Bridging Boundaries: Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Resources Managers, held on October 4, 2012 at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO and co-organized by the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and scientists at Colorado State University and the University of Arizona.

Abstract

Communities across the country want to protect their water quality while also getting the greatest possible benefit out of every investment they make. Many are conserving, restoring, or enhancing natural areas while incorporating trees, rain gardens, vegetated roofs, and other practices that mimic natural systems into developed areas to manage rainwater where it falls.

Abstract

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally poor responses among the vast majority.

FetchClimate

Location

United States
34° 32' 20.9148" N, 23° 43' 49.6884" W

FetchClimate provides ready access to complex geographical information including, but not limited to, climatological information. On accessing the FetchClimate Azure web service, you simply need to perform four steps to find what you are looking for:

Abstract

Listening for the Rain starts a pluricultural conversation in which some Indigenous people who live in the central United States of America discuss their observations and understandings of, as well as responses to, climate change and variability. A team of Native and non-Native researchers and media artists worked together to document these stories.

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