Climate Change and Invasive Species: Northwest Regional Practitioner Survey

Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Network
Posted on: 9/22/2022 -

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Kathryn Braddock

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Abstract

The Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Network is a community of practice dedicated to helping practitioners address the nexus of climate change and invasive species, including plants, animals, and pathogens. The objective of the Network is to help managers and planners within federal, tribal, state, and local agencies and conservation organizations (hereafter referred to as “organizations”) integrate climate change science and adaptation with invasive species prevention, early detection, control, monitoring, and research activities (hereafter referred to collectively as “invasive species management” activities). This report shares the results of an online survey, adapted from others released by the Northeast and Pacific Islands RISCC Networks (see Beaury et al. 2020), to gather feedback from regional practitioners— primarily those with interest and/or experience in invasive species management and climate change adaptation—on:

  • The degree to which they are considering the nexus of climate change and invasive species;
  • Emerging practices and policies that may address the dual goals of reducing climate-related vulnerabilities and invasive species management efforts; and
  • Needs, opportunities, and limitations faced by practitioners in the region.

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Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Network