Climate Change Adaptation in the Arid Southwest: A Workshop for Land and Resource Management

Sky Island Alliance Adaptation Workshop 2010

September 20-21, 2010

Tucson, Arizona

Workshop Facilitators: Louise Misztal, Lara Hansen


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 over the next two years as part of the Sky Island Alliance climate change adaptation project.

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Soutwest Climate Change Network

CLIMAS: Climate Assessment for the Southwest

University of Arizona Institute of the Evironment

Desert LCC

Arizona Firescape

Climate Change and Natural Resources in Pima County

Las Cienegas National Conservation Area