Save the Date: April 26, 2016

Southwest Washington Adaptation Partnership Climate Change Workshop


What: A 1-day workshop to introduce the Southwest Washington Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and develop adaptation options specific to management of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  Resource focus areas include aquatic systems, vegetation and disturbance, special habitats, and ecosystem services.

When: April 26, 2016

Where: Vancouver, Washington (details to follow)

Who: Resource specialists from Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Pacific Northwest Regional Office, research scientists from Forest Service research stations and University of Washington, partners from Washington Department of Natural Resources, local tribes, Gifford Pinchot Taskforce, forest collaborative groups, and other interested groups or individuals.

Why: To influence climate change adaptation planning on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  Adaptation options developed at the workshop will be incorporated into the Southwest Washington Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and will help resource specialists and other interested parties understand, mitigate, and adapt to effects of climate change on natural resources. The vulnerability assessment will provide a scientific foundation to support climate change adaptation in land management planning, ecological restoration, and project design that will have applications across a broad range of resources.

RSVP:  Please notify Jessica Hudec (jhudec@fs.fed.us or 509-395-3403) by January 29, 2016 if you plan to attend so we can be sure to reserve an appropriately sized meeting space.

Webinar:  An introductory webinar is scheduled for March 29, 2016.  The webinar will be publically available and is recommended for all workshop participants.  A separate announcement will be sent for the webinar at a later date.