Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day)

Join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference, which will explore strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change.

The campus of the University of California-Davis will be the setting for this event, which will explore themes including connecting ecological restoration and adaptation, assisted migration, tree planting, prescribed fire and wildland fire use, native plant materials, meadow and stream restoration, pollinators and carbon and biomass markets.

The California LCC is partnering with the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, California State Parks, and others to host this conference. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 8, 2016 (All day)

Join us in the Fall of 2016 for the 2nd California Adaptation Forum, bringing together a diverse audience of local, regional, and state leaders committed to addressing California's adaptation needs. 

The 2016 California Adaptation Forum will feature:

  • A series of plenaries with high-level government and business leaders
  • A variety of breakout sessions on essential adaptation topics
  • Regional project tours highlighting adaptation efforts in Southern California
  • Pre-forum workshops on tools and strategies for implementing adaptation solutions

Forum participants will include:

Transportation, health, agricultural and natural resource professionals; planners, architects, and urban designers; local elected officials, community members and nonprofits; along with water agencies, flood control agencies and air districts.

Please help spread the word using this California Adaptation Forum Flier.

Monday, August 22, 2016 (All day)

The University of Oklahoma is offering a free online course that will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system including the range of natural climate variability and external drivers of climate change in addition to impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations. The course features lectures from managers and scientists and is supported by the South Central Climate Science Center. Click here to learn more

Thursday, May 26, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

May 26, 2016 1:00-2:00 PM
 
Speaker Jim Thorne, UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, will provide an overview of a UC Davis-California Department of Fish & Wildlife project "A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of California's Terrestrial Vegetation" that was completed earlier this year as part of the 2015 update to California's State Wildlife Action Plan. Vulnerability was determined by using a detailed 2015 map of the spatial patterns of California's vegetation community types, and examining how climate conditions will change at those locations.
 
Click here to join the online meeting. 
 
Call-in number: 1-866-737-4154
Passcode: 287 267 0
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

May 18, 2016
Lower Fort Mason, Room C210, San Francisco
 
Course Description 
This course is based on the guide to the principles of Climate-Smart Conservation and is being held in conjunction with the 2016 Ocean Climate Summit. The Climate-Smart Conservation guide is the product of an expert workgroup on climate change adaptation convened by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with the National Conservation Training  Center and other partners.  The course focuses on climate adaptation for application to conservation. It will provide guidance in how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work. Conservation practitioners and natural resource managers will learn to become savvy consumers of climate information, tools, and models. 
 
Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Design adaptation planning processes that are relevant at multiple scales
  • Evaluate conservation goals from a climate change perspective
  • Explain how climate change vulnerability assessments, scenario planning, and climate models inform adaptation  
  • Integrate climate adaptation into existing planning and decision making processes and policies 
To Register
Register online on EventBrite. Please contact Debra Schlafmann if you have questions: Debra_Schlafmann@fws.gov or 916-278-9414.
 
A flier for the training is available here.
 
2016 Ocean Climate Summit
Click here for a Save the Date flier. Detailed announcement, including online registration, will be available shortly.
 
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (All day)

Fourth Ocean Climate Summit
May 17, 2016, San Francisco
Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (All day)

Date: May 10-11, 2016 
Location: Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento

The Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project will be conducting an Adaptation Strategy Workshop on May 10-11, 2016.

Workshop participants will develop climate change adaptation strategies for Priority Natural Resources that project partners have identified. These adaptation strategies will guide Climate-Smart Conservation implementation across the Central Valley.

Workshop Goals

1. Review the results of the vulnerability assessments and discuss their options for managing resources in the face of climate change.

2. Develop adaptation strategies and actions for Central Valley Priority Natural Resources that address changing ecological and physical processes.

3. Provide adaptation strategy development training, resources, and tools to participants. 

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, or would like more info about the status of the project, please contact Andrea Graffis.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, March 10, 2016 (All day)

The USFS Pacific Southwest Region, BLM - California, and EcoAdapt are partnering to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop climate-smart adaptation strategies for focal resources of northwestern California. Stakeholders with interest or expertise in Northern California resource management are invited to join!
 
Workshop goals:
  • Collaboratively identify a suite of focal resources (e.g., habitats, species, ecosystem services), and
  • Explore alternative future climate scenarios for the region
Click here for more information on these workshops. 

 

Monday, March 7, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (All day)

The USFS Pacific Southwest Region, BLM - California, and EcoAdapt are partnering to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop climate-smart adaptation strategies for focal resources of northwestern California. Stakeholders with interest or expertise in Northern California resource management are invited to join!
 
Workshop goals:
  • Collaboratively identify a suite of focal resources (e.g., habitats, species, ecosystem services), and
  • Explore alternative future climate scenarios for the region
Click here for more information on these workshops. 

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, January 21, 2016 (All day)

January 20-21, 2016; Riverside, CA

EcoAdapt, the USFS, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative are hosting a climate change adaptation workshop. The goal of this two-day workshop is to collaboratively integrate vulnerability and adaptation information into current, on-the-ground forest projects. The workshop will include: 
  • Review of habitat vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies, 
  • Case study examples demonstrating integration of climate vulnerability and adaptation information into project-level planning, and 
  • Multiple activities designed to integrate habitat vulnerability and adaptation information, including spatial information, into existing forest projects.
Click here for more information.
 
To Register: Email Jessi Kershner at EcoAdapt, jessi@ecoadapt.orgDeadline for registration is Friday, January 8th. There is no fee to attend. 

Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)

November 6, 2015 

The San Diego Foundation, 2508 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Course Description

This free one-day Training is based on the guide Climate-Smart Conservation:  Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice. This publication is the product of an expert workgroup on climate change adaptation convened by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center and other partners.  The course is designed to provide an introduction to climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide an overview of how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, to carry out adaptation with intentionality, and how to manage for change and not just persistence.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of climate-smart conservation including overarching themes, key characteristics, and the cycle
  • Evaluate conservation goals from a climate change perspective, and align adaptation strategies with climate-informed goals
  • Describe the process for identifying possible adaptation options based on vulnerability information and other management considerations
  • Explain how to manage for climate related uncertainty

To Register

Contact Christy Coghlan at Christy_Coghlan@fws.gov or 304.876.7438. DOI Learn credits are available. If you register for the class, you are expected to attend the entire day.

Contact for CA LCC

Amber Pairis at Amber.Pairis@wildlife.ca.gov or 916.205.9478

Click here for a course flier.

Sponsors of this Training Include:

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 (All day)

November 4, 2015 

Delta King, 1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Course Description

The CA LCC is hosting a free one-day Training based on the guide Climate-Smart Conservation:  Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice. This publication is the product of an expert workgroup on climate change adaptation convened by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center and other partners.  The course is designed to provide an introduction to climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide an overview of how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, to carry out adaptation with intentionality, and how to manage for change and not just persistence.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of climate-smart conservation including overarching themes, key characteristics, and the cycle
  • Evaluate conservation goals from a climate change perspective, and align adaptation strategies with climate-informed goals
  • Describe the process for identifying possible adaptation options based on vulnerability information and other management considerations
  • Explain how to manage for climate related uncertainty

To Register

Contact Christy Coghlan at Christy_Coghlan@fws.gov or 304.876.7438. DOI Learn credits are available. If you register for the class, you are expected to attend the entire day.

Contact for CA LCC

Andrea Graffis at Andrea_Graffis@fws.gov or 916.278.9448

Click here for a course flier.

Monday, November 2, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (All day)

November 2-3, 2015; Sacramento, CA

Join us for the 2015 Southwest Climate Summit when we'll drive Climate-Smart Conservation forward by bringing together managers and scientists from across the Southwest to:

  • Discover emerging climate science
  • Explore adaptive management
  • Share Climate-Smart Conservation results 
  • Discuss management and policy responses

The conference will feature presentations by leading thinkers, oral and poster sessions, and workshops designed to engage participants in building collaborative partnerships for resilient southwestern landscapes. The 2015 Climate Summit is an opportunity for natural resource managers, scientists, public agencies, tribes, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to share information and expand their networks. The conference will be organized to discuss climate sciences connection to natural resources and management actions.

Concurrent Sessions Topics

Southwest Ecosystems

  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Coastal Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Interior Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Montane and Forested Ecosystems
  • Rangelands and Arid Ecosystems

Planning

  • Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning
  • Landscape Conservation Design
  • Decision Support for Adaptation

Models

  • Which Climate Future? Temporal and Spatial Downscales
  • Management Relevant Climate Models
  • Effective Science-Management Partnership Models

 

Check the main Climate Summit webpage regularly for updates on the program, registration, poster abstract submissions, and other info.

Click here for a Climate Summit Flier.

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Are you interested in how climate change might impact your work? Interested in integrating climate change into your planning and management activities? Curious to know how others are integrating climate change science into planning and projects? On September 23rd The San Diego Management & Monitoring Program and the San Diego Climate Science Alliance are hosting a symposium of Climate-Smart Conservation case studies from the coast of Southern California. Speakers from across the region will present cutting edge efforts to collaboratively support integration of climate change effects into natural resource management. 

Kristine Preston, San Diego Management and Monitoring Program will open the meeting with a an overview of Climate Change in the region followed by Amber Pairis of the San Diego Climate Science Alliance discussing the principles of Climate-Smart Conservation. These opening presentations will be followed by three local examples of how climate smart principles are being integrated in local plans and projects.

Local examples of how Climate Smart principles are being integrated into local plans and projects:

Danielle Boudreau of Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) will discuss the Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley (CURRV) project.

 

Kim Roeland of City of San Diego will discuss Climate-Smart Conservation in the Tecolote Canyon.

 

Eric Stein of Southern California Coastal Water Research Project will discuss incorporating Climate-Smart adaptive strategies into wetlands recovery in coastal Southern California.

 

 

*In person attendees* Roundtable Discussion: Interactive discussion focused on climate change and natural resource conservation including other local efforts to bring climate considerations into projects, plans and management actions.

 

Attend this event in-person (2 hours):  September 23, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  San Diego Management & Monitoring Program, 4165 Spruance Road, San Diego, CA

Attend this event online (1 hour only):  September 23, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  WebEx: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m4193afef7e9a920b3db607ea7b9b4af0 Call-in number: 1-866-737-4154, passcode: 287 267 0

Click here for an agenda for the in-person meeting.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day)

September 1-2, 2015; San Diego, CA

 

Join us at a workshop for Southern California Tribes to learn about developing and implementing climate adaptation plans.
 
Participants will learn about identifying current and future impacts of climate change on tribal natural resources, ways to assess tribal-specific vulnerabilities, and develop adaptation strategies. We will also discuss opportunities to obtain funding to help develop and implement climate adaptation plans.

Key Speakers

  • Sue Wotkyns, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • Nilmini Silva, Assistant Director Energy Policy Initiatives Center, Co-Principal Investigator Climate Education Partners, University of San Diego
  • Mike Connolly (Kumeyaay) President, Laguna Resources Services, Inc.

The workshop is being collaboratively hosted by the CA LCC, CA Dept. of Water Resources, Southwest Climate Science Center, CA State Coastal Conservancy, and San Diego Climate Science Alliance.

 

Poster Session - September 1st 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

We are seeking posters that illustrate climate adaptation planning projects. Tribal, non-tribal, and student work are all acceptable. We are also siiking posters or similar presentation materials that hightlight funging or partnership opportunities for Tribes doing climate adaptation planning projects. 

 

If you are interested in doing a poster or sharing resources and opportunities, please contact Stephanie Lucero (slucero@ccp.csus.edu or 916-505-0177) by August 21st.

 

Materials

Speaker Presentations

​Click here to access the Climate Adaptation Planning Toolkit.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (All day)

This workshop is part of the Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project. The project goal is to bring natural resource managers and scientists together to identify climate-smart conservation actions that will maximize the adaptive capacity of priority species, habitats, and ecosystems to support an ecologically connected Central Valley landscape.

Workshop Goal

Develop a list of Central Valley priority natural resources for climate change vulnerability analyses and adaptation strategies with the intention of addressing kay management questions of our partners.

Workshop Objectives

1. Review the CVLCP Priority Resources selection process and criteria for prioritization. 

2. Refine list of Central Valley Priority Resources.

3. Discuss next steps of conducting Vulnerability Assessments.

If you are an expert in the speices or habitats of the Central Valley, please contact us about participating in this project.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -
9:00am to 1:15pm

June 2, 2015 
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Tiburon, CA

Point Blue Conservation Science, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are hosting a workshop for practitioners to learn how to use the Future Tidal Marshes and Climate-Smart Riparian Restoration tools to develop and implement restoration and adaptation actions. 

Click here for more info. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 21, 2015 (All day)

May 20-21, 2015
San Bernardino, CA

The goal of this workshop is to develop climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions to conserve priority Southern California habitats, with a specific focus on four National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, and Los Padres).

If you are a land manager, planner, natural resource specialist, science or community partner, or conservation practitioner working in this geography, please consider attending.
 
Click here for more information.
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial gathering created by a group of professionals from the private and public sectors concerned about the need to respond to and prepare for the effects of climate change.

The Forum represents a collective effort to enhance the resilience of the Nation's communities, resources and economy in the face of a changing climate. The goals of the forum are to:

  1. Provide a professional development opportunity for the adaptation inclined
  2. Contribute to the development of a community of practice around climate change adaptation
  3. Create a venue for practitioners to share information, progress and strategy together, building capacity of the community as a whole and the individual
  4. Supporting on the ground implementation by providing managers and regional experts with a venue to exchange knowledge of and tools for incorporating climate change into their work

Friday, May 8, 2015 -
10:00am to 11:00am

May 8, 2015 10:00-11:00 AM PDT

Speakers:

Ray McDowell, California Department of Water Resources, FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resource Office (FESSRO), Ray.McDowell@water.ca.gov

Ron Melcer Jr., California Department of Water Resources, FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resource Office (FESSRO), Ron.Melcer@water.ca.gov

Stacy Cepello, California Department of Water Resources, FloodSAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resource Office (FESSRO), Stacy.Cepello@water.ca.gov

Description: Join us in exploring the efforts underway by the flood management community to contribute to the resilience and sustainability of riparian systems within the Central Valley.

Riparian systems and associated seasonal floodplains will play an important role in ecological adaptation to a changing climate. Within the arid and semi-arid west, these systems support a significant amount of plant and wildlife biodiversity on the landscape, despite occupying less than 2% of the land cover. They are resilient, having adapted to seasonal and annual variations in climate, and physical disturbance (e.g. flooding, channel migration). Furthermore, they provide essential connectivity across elevational and latitudinal gradients, and between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The Central Valley contains California's largest riparian systems, along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, which are bounded in many reaches by flood risk reduction facilities. Many of these aging facilities now require repair or replacement, and a shift in public values over the past several decades has put a focus on flood system improvements which support ecosystem function. To address these needs, California Department of Water Resources (CDWR) is developing its second iteration of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) in an effort to reduce flood risk and make ecosystem improvements through structural and non-structural flood management activities within the Central Valley.

The Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy is an integral component of this effort.  It provides a framework for achieving ecological improvements within flood risk reduction projects by defining restoration targets, providing geographically specific measurable objectives, providing advance habitat mitigation for key sensitive species, and providing assistance with environmental permitting. Restoration targets include fundamental riverine processes, key habitats, focused species conservation, and proposed reductions in stressors like fish passage barriers. Measurable objectives have been developed based on the conservation and recovery needs of sensitive species including terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and plants which depend upon the riparian systems within the Central Valley. The CDWR is working closely with federal, state, and regional flood management and resource agencies, local stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations in developing multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects which address both flood risk management and ecosystem goals and objectives. Through these efforts, the flood management community and others will contribute to the resilience and sustainability of riparian systems within the Central Valley.

To join the webinar:

Call-in number: 1-866-737-4154; Passcode: 287 267 0

Meeting link: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=mf6a44b0059415e4ed858501ae94e7f74

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (All day)

March 25, 2015
San Rafael, CA

Point Blue Conservation Science is hosting a workshop to empower local decision-makers to develop climate-smart strategies and to take actions to ensure healthy, sustainable, and resilient riparian and wetland ecosystems. The workshop will teach participants how to use two climate-smart tools "Future Marshes Tool" and "Climate-Smart Riparian Restoration Toolkit."

Click here for more information. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (All day)

A binational exchange of information and ideas regarding conservation of the Tijuana River Watershed along the US-Mexico border, with a focus on climate change.  Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), specifically the Tijuana River NERR’s (TRNERR) and its efforts on climate change adaptation. 

  • Learn about the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) and the San Diego Climate Science Alliance, and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

  • Better understand regional climate change impacts, and climate-smart approaches for preparing our communities for the future.

  • Build skills in assessing vulnerabilities to climate change, and evaluating adaptation strategies.

Click here to learn more about this event.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, February 19, 2015 (All day)

February 17-19, 2015; Boise State University

The Great Basin Consortium allows regional conservation organizations to stay up to date on the major coordinating activities and emerging issues and to evaluate how we can best work together across the Great Basin.

This event is co-hosted by the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Environmental Program, Fire Science Delivery Project, Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Research and Management Partnership, and Restoration Initiative.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 (All day)

A joint project of the California and North Pacific LCCs is hosting several 2-day workshops along the Pacific coast to connect with local managers and decision makers to present new modeling results and identify management science needs for climate change adaptation planning and implementation.

The goal is to incorporate science needs into a coast wide needs assessment for the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, North Pacific and California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and USGS Climate Science Centers to better plan and manage for climate change impacts to nearshore and tidal marsh ecosystems. This 2-day workshop will include presentations on the state of climate change science, climate smart thinking, and site level results for tidal marsh sea-level rise response modeling.  

Workshop Dates & Locations:

  •  San Pablo Bay - September 25
  • Humboldt - October 2-3
  • Nisqually - October 21-22
  • Sileta - November 12-13
  • Willapa - November 20-21
  • Bolinas - December 10-11
  • Tijuana - December 15-16
  • Seal Beach - March 2015 (Exact dates TBD)

If you are a local manager or decision maker interested in attending, please contact Karen Thorne at kthorne@usgs.gov for more information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (All day)

Purpose: The CA LCC is supporting EcoAdapt and the USFS to lead the Southern California Climate Adaptation Project, which includes conducting a vulnerability assessment, developing climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions, and generating implementation plans for focal resources of Southern California, with a specific focus on four National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres).
 
The goal of this workshop is to collaboratively identify and finalize a suite of focal resources (e.g., habitat types, species). The final suite of resources will be the focus of the vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning efforts for the remainder of the project. 
 
Click here to visit the workshop webpage.
 
Participants: Scientists, resource managers, conservation practitioners, and other stakeholders
 
Where: San Dimas Technology and Development Center, 444 East Bonita Ave., Room 225, San Dimas, CA
 
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 9:30am - 4:30pm (lunch and snacks provided)
 
To Register: Please contact Jessi Kershner at jessi@ecoadapt.org.

 

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts annual conference "What Works in Conservation: Tools for Rethinking Water, Quantifying Value and Thriving in our Landscapes" is coming up soon! Highlighting the key conservation issues in Southern California, participants will share ideas on what works in conservation and have the opportunity to advance statewide partnerships.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Frank Casey of the US Geological Survey will discuss the challenges faced when attempting to value changes in ecosystem services in response to climate/land use change impacts on California rangelands.

The presentation will provide a brief overview of how an economics conceptual framework and tools can be used to value three ecosystem services that California rangelands provide: 

  • Carbon sequestration
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Water flow and quality 

The Alameda Creek watershed is selected as a case study example illustrating the challenges and opportunities in valuing changes in these services under two climate/land use change scenarios.  

To register contact Pelayo Alvarez pelayo@carangeland.org

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, October 30, 2014 (All day)

October 28-30, 2014

Olympia, WA

The course is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work. Conservation practitioners and natural resource managers will learn to become savvy consumers of climate information, tools, and models.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (All day) to Friday, October 24, 2014 (All day)

October 23 - 24, 2014

Washington D.C.

Conservation innovation is woven through our nation’s heritage. It is today and will be for decades and centuries to come an essential element of our future. Large landscape collaborative conservation is a fresh approach to the conservation challenges of the 21st century, linking public, private, non-profit and academic resources in novel, strategic, and enduring ways.

Join conservation practitioners and policy makers from across North America in Washington, DC for this two-day event, October 23-24, 2014. Share ideas on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in implementing large landscape conservation, as well as the most effective tools, strategies and science available to inform large landscape initiatives.

Click here for the workshop website.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00am

The National Conservation Training Center is hosting a 10 week online course starts January 15, 2015, and highlights principles from "Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate (2009)" National Research Council Report. During this time, participants will work in a team on actual decision problems building expertise in decision analysis and climate change impacts.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (All day)

The CA LCC, CA Department of Water Resources, and co-sponsors will host a one-day workshop for state and federal agency staff, NGO's, and Tribes with interest in how Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) can help ensure resilient and sustainable landscapes for California in the face of climate change and other ecological stressors. 

Participants will learn from Tribal instructors about what TEK is, how it has been cross-walked with Western science to gain valuable insights about species and ecological cycles, and how to talk with Tribes about TEK. Attendees will come away with an increased understanding of TEK and indigenous peoples of California, and how we can work together in the future. 

Materials:

 

Poster Session:

We invite registered guests to submit posters for a post-workshop reception. Potential poster topics include:

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Resource co-management between Tribes and state/federal agencies 
  • Tribal cultural heritage 
  • Impacts of climate change on Tribes. 

If you are interested in having a poster at the reception, or know of someone who may, please contact Emily Alejandrino at Emily.Alejandrino@water.ca.gov.

 

     

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (All day)

This forum is designed to create a network of climate adaptation leaders who have a strong commitment to addressing climate risks. Leaders will share insights on how we can most effectively respons to climate change. 

Click here for more information.

Monday, August 18, 2014 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

August 18, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 PM 

Sacramento, CA

The CA LCC invites you to join us for a a workshop on August 18th called 'Application of Climate Science Information: How To Use It In Managing Our Natural Resources,' being held by the National Wildlife Federation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, CA LCC and Point Blue Conservation Science as part of the California Adaptation Forum pre-forum activities. 

Climate-smart conservation is the intentional and deliberative consideration of climate change in natural resource management, realized through forward-looking goals and linking actions to key climate impacts and vulnerabilities. Through the climate-smart process, existing and new projects can integrate considerations of future conditions

Registration is also open for the California Adaptation Forum being heldAugust 19-20, 2014.

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, July 10, 2014 (All day)

July 8-10, 2014

National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The course is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work. Conservation practitioners and natural resource managers will learn to become savvy consumers of climate information, tools, and models.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

June 26, 2014 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 
Willows, CA

The goal of this workshop is to identify the most effective ways to disseminate shorebird monitoring and habitat data, collected annually by Point Blue and many partners as part of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey (www.prbo.org/pfss; PFSS), to make them useful for wetland manager's decision-making and to facilitate more coordinated landscape-scale management decisions. This workshop will focus on the Sacramento Valley and northern Delta geography. 

Please contact Matt Reiter (mreiter@pointblue.org) by June 15 to attend this workshop or for more information.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

This workshop, hosted by the Southern Sierra Regional Water Management Group, will explore water management issues in the context of climate change in the Southern Sierra region.

Please see the agenda and handout attached here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, May 8, 2014 (All day)

May 6-8, 2014, NCTC, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
 
This overview course will introduce the core elements of scenario planning and expose participants to a
diversity of approaches and specific scenario development techniques that incorporate both qualitative and quantitative components. 
 
Click here for more information. 
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, April 24, 2014 (All day)

April 22-24, 2014, Yosemite Valley

This workshop is focused on developing an integrated view of the physical landscape, climate effects, hydrology and fire regimes of the Sierra Nevada.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

This course is based on a forthcoming guide to the principles and practice of Climate-Smart Conservation. This publication is the product of an expert workgroup on climate change adaptation convened by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center and other partners.  The course is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work. Conservation practitioners and natural resource managers will learn to become savvy consumers of climate information, tools, and models.

Objectives: 
• Design adaptation planning processes that are relevant at multiple scales (e.g., place-based to large landscape level)

• Evaluate conservation goals from a climate change perspective, and align adaptation strategies with climate-informed goals 

• Explain how climate change vulnerability assessments, scenario planning, and downscaled climate models inform adaptation

• Describe the process for identifying possible adaptation options based on vulnerability information and other management considerations

• Integrate climate adaptation into existing planning and decision making processes and policies

Click here for a Climate Commons article detailing Climate Smart Conservation.

Click here to register.

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

This 5 month online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication. Beginning in February 2014, a webinar session will be held every other week for 5 months for a total of 10 sessions.

Staff from the USFWS’s NCTC, The Wildlife Society (TWS), the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the National Park Service (NPS), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have worked in partnership to design this course. 

See attached flier for details about the course.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Through CA LCC funding, researchers at U.C. Berkeley have collaborated with federal and CDFW scientists to develop a map of meadow connectivity and climate change refugia across the Sierra Nevada.  The goal of this workshop is to create an opportunity for managers to review the results, discuss their options for managing land in the face of climate change, and determine how these products can inform on-the-ground decisions and aid climate adaptation actions. 

To register, please contact Toni Lyn Morelli at morelli@umass.edu. Registration deadline is December 5, 2013.

Click here for more information on this CA LCC project.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Hosted by Pepperwood Preserve and the Bay Area Open Space Council, this event includes interactive field trips and dialogue to see how a ground-breaking tool, The Conservation Lands Network Explorer, can be used to apply cutting-edge science on the ground, in the field, and down the watershed.

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

Monday, October 28, 2013 (All day) to Friday, November 1, 2013 (All day)

This is a pilot course based on a forthcoming guide to the principles and practice of Climate-Smart Conservation. 

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

The goal of this workshop is to develop and prioritize adaptation strategies for key resources and regions, including identifying who could implement what strategy and where. The workshop will include a review of the results from the vulnerability assessment workshop, presentation of new spatial analysis and mapping to facilitate adaptation planning, an overview of adaptation approaches, and development of adaptation strategies for the region and resources.

For more information, please see the project page: 

http://ecoadapt.org/programs/adaptation-consultations/calcc/

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (All day) to Friday, February 22, 2013 (All day)

For more information, please see the event page.

The final deadline to submit abstracts for posters and collaboration stations has been extended to Tuesday January 22.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 9:30am

BAECCC announces November 29th Workshop
Are you managing natural resources and interested in learning how to plan for climate change? This workshop will present case studies AND provide an opportunity for you to request research and tools needed to make informed climate smart decisions.
For information please see the event webpage.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day)

The CA LCC hosted a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment course November 6-8 their office. The course was designed to walk conservation practitioners through the process of developing a vulnerability assessment.

PDFs of the presentations for the course as well as training exercises can be found on NCTC's Climate Change Website

 

Monday, October 17, 2011 (All day)

The purpose of this training was to provide participants an opportunity to engage in a structured decision-making process as it relates to local climate change impacts.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (All day)

The purpose of the workshop was to identify short-term recommendations for the CA LCC to begin work toward the CA LCC goal to “facilitate information acquisition, interpretation, translation, exchange and availability.”

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:00am

The purpose of the workshop was to learn about the CA Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC), identify scientific needs to address and reduce the impact of accelerating land use and climate changes on wildlife, habitats and ecosystems, and provide opportunities to build partnerships between conservation managers and scientists to enhance common understanding and accelerate problem solving.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 (All day)

The purpose of the workshop was to learn about the CA Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC), identify scientific needs to address and reduce the impact of accelerating land use and climate changes on wildlife, habitats and ecosystems, and provide opportunities to build partnerships between conservation managers and scientists to enhance common understanding and accelerate problem solving.

 

Thursday, March 18, 2010 (All day)