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NCAP Workshop Agenda: Okanogan-Wenatchee NF

 
North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership
Preparing for climate change through science-management collaboration

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Climate Change Workshop
February 23, 2011   |   Wenatchee Convention Center
[Download agenda as PDF]  [Download workshop evaluation]

Objective: Provide an opportunity to explore and discuss the issue of climate change adaptation on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest so that we are better able to apply current science to resource management.

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and objectives
Dave L. Peterson and Crystal Raymond, Research Scientists, PNW Station
8:15 – 8:30 Vision for climate change action – Forest Service and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Rebecca Heath, Forest Supervisor, OWNF
Climate Change Science Overview
8:30 – 9:00 The 2008 Workshop – Review and Progress Report [PDF]
Bill Gaines, Wildlife biologist, OWNF
Dave W. Peterson, Research Forester, PNW Research Station
9:00 – 9:30 Climate Science Overview [PDF]
Nate Mantua, Co-Director, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington
9:30 – 9:50 Future Climate Projections for the Pacific Northwest and Techniques for Downscaling Climate Information [PDF]
Nate Mantua, Co-Director, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington
9:50 – 10:10 Panel Discussion
Bill Gaines, David W. Peterson, Nate Mantua
10:10 – 10:30 Break
Climate Change and Aquatic Resources
10:30 – 10:50 New Science: Climate Change Effects on Hydrology [PDF]
Nate Mantua (for Marketa Elsner, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington)
10:50 – 11:10 New science:  Climate Change Effects on Fish Populations and Habitat [PDF]
Nate Mantua, Co-Director, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington
11:10 – 11:30 Climate Change Effects on Roads and Infrastructure, Olympic NF Case Study [PDF]
Dave L. Peterson (for Bill Schelmerdine, Forest Engineer, Olympic National Forest)
11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion on Aquatic Resources
Nate Mantua, Dave L. Peterson, Marge Hutchinson
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
Climate Change and Forest Restoration
1:15 – 1:35 Overview of the Forest Restoration Strategy [PDF]
Clint Kyhl, Deputy Forest Supervisor, OWNF
1:35 – 2:00 Climate Change Effects on Vegetation and Ecological Disturbance [PDF]
Crystal Raymond, Research Scientist, PNW Research Station
2:00 – 2:30 Panel Discussion on Forest Restoration 
Crystal Raymond, James Dickinson, Clint Kyhl, Bill Gaines
Climate Change and Wildlife Habitat Connectivity
2:30 – 3:05 Assessing Habitat Connectivity in Washington: Now and into the Future [PDF]
Peter Singleton, Ecologist, PNW Research Station
Meade Crosby, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington
3:05 – 3:30 Panel Discussion on Wildlife Habitat
Peter Singleton, Bill Gaines, John Lehmkuhl
3:30 – 3:45 Break
Next Steps: Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation, and NPS collaboration
3:45 – 4:00 Vulnerability Assessment in the Pacific Northwest Region [PDF]
Bill Gaines (for USFS Regional Climate Change Coordinator)
4:00 – 4:15 Adaptation on national forests: from strategic to tactical [PDF]
Dave L. Peterson, Research Scientist, PNW Station
4:15 – 5:00 Final Discussion on Forest Management and Climate Change
5:00 – 5:15 Closeout
Dave L. Peterson, Crystal Raymond

 

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