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: Call-in number: 1-866-737-4154, passcode: 287 267 0

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

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Event location: 
San Diego, CA