Establish an effective long-term science-management partnership
involving multiple agencies and stakeholders to assess climate change science and its implications for biophysical and social resources.
Conduct a vulnerability assessment of priority resources and develop associated adaptation strategies
to help build resistance, enhance resilience, and facilitate ecological transitions for the Oregon Coast Range.
- The assessment will focus on climate trends, water resources, infrastructure, fisheries, wildlife, vegetation and disturbance, recreation, and ecosystem services.
- The assessment and adaptation strategies will be peer reviewed and published, providing the scientific foundation for operationalizing climate change in planning, ecological restoration, and project management.
Educate and engage
with partners, stakeholders, decision makers, planners, and resource specialists to:
- Build an enduring partnership to facilitate application of climate-smart management.
- Provide tools to incorporate and apply adaptation options through assessment, planning, project implementation, and monitoring.
Conduct a workshop
with scientists, land managers, conservation practitioners, and other stakeholders to review the vulnerability assessment, and develop effective adaptation strategies and tactics.
- Downscale information from the assessment to identify the most significant vulnerabilities to climate change for priority resources in each management unit.
- Identify adaptation strategies and tactics to reduce resource vulnerabilities. Adaptation strategies and tactics will be linked to corresponding management operation levels at different spatial and temporal scales.