Climate Adaptation for Conservation Training & Coaching Session

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Live Oak, FL


This short course provides hands-on training for applying climate-smart principles to real natural resource management plans and projects that are local or regional in scope.  The training and coaching session is based on the guide Climate-Smart Conservation:  Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice.  Teams, consisting of two or more people, will be coached using the climate-smart conservation framework and will develop climate-informed conservation goals and integrate adaption planning into on-going work.   Teams will document their project at the end of the workshop with a short summary.  If you are a non-profit organization, this is a perfect opportunity for your team to prepare to apply for the WCS Adaptation Fund.   


Prior to each workshop, potential case studies representing a variety of natural resource conservation plans and efforts will be reviewed and identified through a application process.   Using a standard template, teams will submit a proposal to the workshop which will include a general description of your area, climate change concerns for your project, your potential team members, and desired outcomes for the workshop.   Teams will then discuss their project with the workshop coaches via teleconference, after which team selections will be made.