Awareness to Action Training for the Sky Island Region
Sky Island Alliance Adaptation Workshops
Convening Partners: Sky Island Alliance, EcoAdapt, the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), CLIMAS, Institute of the Environment, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Sonoran Joint Venture
Are you grappling with effective resource management and conservation in the face of climate change? Although natural resource managers, scientists, and conservation organizations recognize the need to respond to the effects of climate change, there are many outstanding questions. How can existing information be applied? What is still uncertain and how do we work with uncertainty? What is already being done and what should be done next? To explore and address these questions, Sky Island Alliance is convening a three-part series of workshops as part of the Sky Island Alliance climate change adaptation project.
Climate Change Adaptation in the Arid Southwest: A Workshop for Land and Resource Management
September 20-21, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona
Develop a common understanding of the impacts of climate change in the region, and build a diverse network of organizations, natural resource managers and scientists interested in continuing to engage on the issues of climate change adaptation. Held in conjunction with the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Climate Change Adaptation and Resource Management for the Sky Island Region
April 13-14, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona
Focus will be on the vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies specific to the Sky Island region.
Learning to Live with the Heat: Adapting to a Changing Climate in the Sky Island Region
May 21-22, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona
Workshop objectives include:
• Review the latest science on regional climate change projections, impacts, and adaptation options
• Advance and strengthen collaboration on regional adaptation projects
• Create a venue to share learning, progress, and strategy
• Develop next steps for climate change adaptation for natural resources in the region
Official workshop website: http://www.skyislandalliance.org/adaptationworkshops.htm
Designing Climate-Smart Conservation: Guidance and Case Studies. Hansen, Hoffman, Drews and Mielbrecht. 2010. Conservation Biology.
Resource management in a changing and uncertain climate. Joshua J Lawler, Timothy H Tear, Chris Pyke, M Rebecca Shaw, Patrick Gonzalez, Peter Kareiva, Lara Hansen, Lee Hannah, Kirk Klausmeyer, Allison Aldous, Craig Bienz, and Sam Pearsall. 2010. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Vol. 8, No. 1.
Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World. Hansen and Hoffman. 2010. Island Press.
Buying Time: A User's Guide to Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in the Natural World. Hansen, Biringer and Hoffman. 2003. WWF.
SOME USEFUL WEBSITES
University of Arizona Institute of the Evironment
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area