This adaptation workshop 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. Over 40 managers, scientists, academics, and natural resource professionals representing many land management agencies (USFS, NPS, BLM, CO State Forest Service, etc.) and other organizations participated in the workshop.
Boundaries have many different definitions – disciplinary, institutional, 'line in the sand', or mental walls. Boundaries can be barriers or opportunities. This workshop focused on opportunities to bridge boundaries and to enhance climate change adaptation in natural resource management. Real world examples were shared where groups have worked together to bring understanding and action to the ground to adapt resource management to climate change.
- Recognize boundaries and opportunities to bridge barriers that can impact adaptation efforts
- Create opportunities for internalizing adaptation into natural resource management
- Identify potential institutional arrangements that can accelerate adaptation.
- Koren Nydick, Science Coordinator/Ecologist, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Email
- Virginia Kelly, Executive Coordinator, Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, USFS, Email
- Betsy Neely, Senior Conservation Planner, The Nature Conservancy, Email
- Dennis Ojima, Senior Research Scientist and Professor, Colorado State University, Email
- Louise Misztal, Sky Island Alliance, Email