CA LCC Project

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for National Forest Lands in Southern California

Project Information

This project will conduct a vulnerability assessment, develop climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions, and generate implementation plans for focal habitats of the South and Central Coast regions of the CALCC, with a specific focus on four Southern California National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres).

Specific project goals include:
(1) Assess the regional vulnerabilities and resiliencies of focal habitats to climate change and non-climate change stressors.
(2) Generate climate-informed maps to identify how vulnerabilities vary spatially to help prioritize conservation areas and activities.
(3) Identify implementable climate-smart conservation strategies and actions to conserve priority habitats.
(4) Develop an implementation handbook that describes where, when, and how to implement climate-smart actions on the ground.

This project leverages current funding from the USFS to conduct a vulnerability assessment and begin developing climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions for Southern California forests. This directly supports a need identified by the USFS to assess the vulnerability of priority habitats to climate change and to identify potential adaptation strategies to help build resistance, enhance resilience, or facilitate ecological transitions. This effort will provide information and tools for USFS planning and management (e.g., NEPA analyses, Forest Plan Revisions, Climate Change Performance Scorecard - "Scorecard") and other natural resource management and conservation efforts to prepare for climate change impacts in the South and Central Coast regions.

Full Proposal Title: 
Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for National Forest Lands in Southern California
Project Lead: 
Jessi Kershner, jessi@ecoadapt.org; Chrissy Howell, cahowell@fs.fed.us; Sarah Sawyer, scsawyer@fs.fed.us
Lead Organization:
Status: 
Completed
Starting Date: 
2014-10
Ending Date: 
2016-02
Total LCC Funding: 
52886
Total Matching or In-Kind Funds: 
120000
Attachments

Products of this project

Titlesort descending Deliverable Type Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
2-day Adaptation Planning Workshop #1 May, 2015 Training / Outreach / Workshop May 2015
2-day Adaptation Planning Workshop #2 Jan, 2016 Training / Outreach / Workshop Nov 2015
Adaptation Implementation Case Studies Report Apr 2017
Adaptation Implementation Guidebook Publication Feb 2016
Adaptation Plan Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Aug 2015
Focal Resources Workshop Training / Outreach / Workshop Nov 2014
Spatial Analysis and Mapping Datasets / Database Sep 2015
Vulnerability Assessment Report May 2015
Webinars for regional stakeholders: Adaptation Planning Training / Outreach / Workshop Jun 2015
Webinars for regional stakeholders: Adaptation Planning Training / Outreach / Workshop : Webinar May 2017
Webinars for regional stakeholders: Vulnerability Assessment Training / Outreach / Workshop : Webinar Nov 2015