Saturday, March 15, 2014

In the project "Climate Change and Land Use Change Scenarios for Habitat Threat Assessments on California Rangelands" researchers developed scenarios to answer the management question: How can we maintain viable ranchland and their ecosystem services in light of future integrated threats? The scenarios represent alternative futures of climate, land use, and hydrological change for the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition focus area-- the foothills around the Central Valley and most of the southern Inner Coast Range.

Results of the project:

The project created maps of three main rangeland ecosystem services—wildlife habitat, water supply, and carbon sequestration and an interactive website lets users view changes in these ecosystem services across scenarios and years.

You can also find out more about this important work on the California Climate Commons.