Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change in California: Nine Guiding Principles
The goal of this project is to develop a set of scientifically sound, pragmatic, and broadly supported Guiding Principles to help ensure that conservation investments and management choices yield durable benefits in the face of climate change.
The Guiding Principles presented here were developed through a process that combined working with an Expert Panel of leading scientists; consulting with leaders and experts in state government, conservation organizations, and the scientific community; and iterative review of draft documents by technical experts and potential users of the principles.
The focus of this effort is on land-based, freshwater, and tidal systems. Although some principles may be relevant, the panel did not consider marine systems in developing the Guiding Principles.