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Applying Vulnerability Assessment Tools to Plan for Climate Adaptation: Case Studies in the North Pacific LCC


Conservation Planning and Design, Vulnerability Assessment

This project applied the results of an on-going climate change vulnerability assessment to the management of two complex landscapes. The vulnerability assessment project team worked with managers, land-owners, and conservation practitioners to explore 1) how downscaled climate datasets, modeled vegetation changes, and information on estimated species sensitivities could be used to develop climate change adaptation strategies, and 2) how model results and datasets could be made more useful for informing the management of species and landscapes. To accomplish these two goals, datasets and model outputs for two landscapes were prepared, 1) the British Columbia Park system, specifically the midcoast region, and 2) the National Wildlife Refuge system in the Willamette Valley, OR. Additionally, workshops were held with stakeholders in both regions.

Project Documents

Start Date 9/20/2011

End Date 3/31/2014

Project Status Completed


Fiscal Year Funded 2011

Project Managers Josh Lawler - University of Washington

Partners The Nature Conservancy , National Wildlife Federation , National Park Service , US Geological Survey , Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife , University of Idaho

Geographic Area British Columbia, Oregon