Winter 2018 date tba: Conserving Nature’s Stage - Tools for including climate change risks in our land protection decisions

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
Hike Location: 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

In this kick-off to the 2018 season, Kim Hall will describe an approach developed by The Nature Conservancy with help from many partners and collaborators to identify "strongholds" for biodiversity under both current and future climate conditions. The approach focuses on enduring features such as variation in geology, landforms, and soil/soil moisture, and also incorporates local and regional connectivity. The products are maps that can help inform decisions at both local and regional scales.

For more information see: http://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationByGeography/NorthAmerica/...

Date to be announced - sometime late January or early February 2018
Hike Facilitator: 
Kim Hall, Climate Change Ecologist & Terrestrial Resilience Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Kim trained as a landscape and forest ecologist at SNRE, and has spent most of the past decade researching risks to nature and people associated with climate change. In her current position, she serves as a Climate Change Ecologist, and manages a climate change resilience mapping project focused on the Great Lakes and Great Plains regions of the US. She reports to the LANDFIRE team within the North America Science program, and collaborates with colleagues across the Conservancy on strategies and tools for climate change adaptation.