Preparing for Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

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United States
43° 38' 38.4936" N, 87° 5' 58.5924" W
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In June 2008, Michigan Sea Grant hosted forty representatives from Great Lakes foundations, non-governmental organizations, agencies, and universities at a one-day symposium entitled “Preparing for Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region.” Collaborators included the Mott Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Kresge Foundation, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, and the University of Michigan. The focus of the workshop was specifically on adaptation measures to climate change.

Mapping Future Climate Change in Alaska’s National Parks

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United States
61° 13' 13.2384" N, 149° 53' 42.7488" W
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Alaska is experiencing warming temperatures and increases in fire frequency and intensity among other effects of global climate change. The Wilderness Society has created maps of Alaska highlighting expected changes in temperature, precipitation, and water availability to help inform land managers and to prioritize restoration and protection activities that enhance ecosystem resilience.

Future Climate and Water Availability in Alaska

Location

United States
62° 13' 37.1856" N, 145° 53' 54.3768" W
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Summary: 

Climate change is evidenced in Alaska by shrinking glaciers, warming temperatures, and increases in fire frequency and intensity. The Wilderness Society has created maps of Alaska highlighting expected changes in temperature, precipitation, and water availability to help inform land managers and to prioritize restoration and protection activities that enhance ecosystem resilience.

Vulnerability of British Columbia Landscapes

Location

United States
50° 45' 51.3324" N, 125° 56' 50.1576" W
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To help survey and assess the vulnerability of British Columbia lands to climate change, the BC Ministry of Environment has used GIS technology to create sensitivity maps of the Province. These projects have been conducted in collaboration with students at the Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC under the mentorship of Ministry of Environment staff.

Incorporating Climate Change into the San Lorenzo Watershed Management Plan

Location

United States
37° 40' 51.7512" N, 122° 7' 27.8724" W
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In 2008, the Board of the San Lorenzo Water District approved a climate change resolution that commits the District to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and considering the impacts of climate change in all planning documents. The 2009 Master Water Supply and Management Plans discuss how climate change will impact local water resources. Climate change is expected to cause drier and shorter wet seasons regionally, making both water conservation and efficiency priority issues for water managers.