Resource Policy and Management
Autumn in Rocky Mtn. National Park; Photo: K. Redmond
CIRMOUNT is responsive to the needs and challenges of western society
imposed by climate changes on mountain ecosystems. Two of CIRMOUNT's
goals relate to resource policy and management:
- Communicate science among diverse disciplines and provide sound
support for effective land-use planning management (communication
- Promote development of longterm, policy-relevant mountain climate
and ecosystem databases (research, observation, communication,
and decision- support)
CIRMOUNT coordinates activities to inform, demonstrate, and encourage
the inclusion of climate-change science in land-use planning and policy,
and in conservation and resource-management efforts.
Current and Recent Activities--Workshops for Resource Managers:
Bridging Boundaries: Climate Adaptation for Resource Managers,
was held on October 4, 2012 at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO and was
co-organized by the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
and scientists at Colorado State University and the University of
Arizona. The workshop was held in conjunction with the MTNCLIM 2012
- Workshop, Adapting to Climate Change on the Willamette National
Forest: Hydrological Resources, Aquatic Systems, and Roads. Held June
10, 2010 on the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River. The workshop
was held in conjunction with the MTNCLIM 2010 Conference.
- Announcement card for Climate Change
Resource Center (CCRC) web site (U.S. Forest Service)
- New Mexico
Forestry and Climate Change Workshop held November 20, 2008 in
- As part of the Westwide Climate Initiative - Toolkit Project, PSW
scientists spearheaded a workshop for managers, Evaluating Climate
Change in the Eastern Sierra Nevada: Adaptation Options for Planning
& Project Implementation held September 22-23, 2009 in Bishop. CA.
- Workshop, Managing Devils
Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in an Era of Changing Climate; A
Workshop to Explore Future Climate Variability, Impacts, and Adaptation
Options held 8 October 2008 in Yosemite National Park.
- Publications from the Sierra Nevada Alliance. Water
and Climate Change Campaign (a 2-page summary) and Sierra
Climate Change Toolkit (3.6MB)
- PEP (Portable Electronic Presentation) of the talk that David L.
Peterson and Kathy O'Halloran gave at the USFS Station Leadership
Team meeting October 2007.
Adapting to Climate Change in the Olympic National Forest
- Workshop, Resource Options for Forest Management in the Context
of Climate Change was led by L. Joyce, C. Millar, R. Neilson, D Peterson,
and J. Townsley. It was held on September 22, 2006 in Mt Hood , OR
following the MTNCLIM 2006 conference. Background information and
presentations from this workshop:
- Workshop, Climate Variability and Change: An Overview of Our Current
Understanding with Implications for Park and Natural Areas Management
was led by S. Gray, L.J. Graumlich, and T. Oliff. It convened March
4, 2005 at Chico, MT after the MTNCLIM 2005 Conference. Background
information and presentations from this workshop:
- Conference, Bringing
Climate into Natural Resource Management, was held June 28-30,
2005, in Portland, OR. This conference, sponsored by the USFS Global
Change Research Program, Western Forestry & Conservation Association,
and the USFS Rocky Mtn Research Station, presented recent climate
science information pertinent to resource management in climate change
issues. Conference Summary.
Contact Linda Joyce for further information, ljoyce(at)fs.fed.us.