Speaker: Kristin Byrd, Physical Scientist, USGS Western Geographic Science Center

Kristin Byrd will present how this project aids conservation of California rangelands by identifying future integrated threats of climate change and land use change, and will quantify two main co-benefits of rangeland conservation – water supply and carbon sequestration. Through a multi-stakeholder partnership, the project proponents will develop integrated climate change/land use change scenarios for the Central Valley and Chaparral and Oak Woodland eco-regions, and disseminate information about future potential threats to high priority conservation areas within the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (CRCC) study area, which includes the foothills around the Central Valley and most of the southern Inner Coast Range.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Meeting Files: 
Ecosystem Processes