2013 Southern Sierra Change Adaptation Workshop

Land managers cooperate regionally and learn together to achieve shared conservation goals for the Southern Sierra Nevada region
This three day workshop February 20-22, 2013, sponsored by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Geological Survey, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative,
brought together 169 land managers, conservation practitioners, and education partners from across the southern Sierra Nevada region to dialog with each other and address the question:

Given uncertain and rapidly changing conditions in the 21st century, how do we best achieve our shared conservation goals for the Southern Sierra Nevada Region?
By the end of the workshop, participants had identified shared values within the Southern Sierra, described vulnerabilities of six focal resources to climate change and other stressors, drafted potential revised objectives for these resources, and identified potential strategies and management tools to meet these objectives.

You can find the video recordings of the workshop, along with the workshop agenda, slides, posters, and Final Report on the website: Managing Resources in the Face of Rapid Change and an Uncertain Future; Presentations and Results from the Southern Sierra Nevada Change Adaptation Workshop.

You may also search the Climate Commons for climate change science relevant to the Sierra Nevada, and forest management.

For more information, please contact Koren Nydick at

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