NW CASC Joins Adaptation Practitioners from Across the Country at the National Adaptation Forum

On the heels of Earth Day, the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) will be participating at the 4th National Adaptation Forum this week in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Forum brings together climate adaptation practitioners from across the country to exchange knowledge and tools for incorporating climate change into their work, to network with others in the adaptation community, and to participate in professional development opportunities.

As managers at local, state, regional and federal levels begin to respond to climate change impacts, there is an urgently growing need for practical climate adaptation actions. Throughout the week, the National Adaptation Forum will highlight the range of climate adaptation activities across the country and around the world, sharing perspectives from different sectors, geographies and stakeholders to help move beyond adaptation planning and into adaptation action.

The NW CASC staff and researchers will be presenting on NW CASC-supported work throughout the week. If you’ll be joining us at the National Adaptation Forum, be sure to check out our presentations below, as well as presentations from across the CASC network!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Finding and managing hydrologic refugia as drought patterns change
Presenter: Jennifer Cartwright, NW CASC Project PI; Meade Krosby, NW CASC
When: 2pm – 3:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 2
Where: Madison Ballroom C
Type: Symposium

Introduction to Indigenous Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning
Presenter: Chas Jones, NW CASC & Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
When: 2pm – 3:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 2, Indigenuity Session 1
Where: Hall of Ideas I
Type: Symposium

Adapting to wildfire in non-fire adapted forest systems
Presenter: Crystal Raymond, NW CASC Project PI & UW Climate Impacts Group
When: 11am – 12:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 1
Where: Madison Ballroom C
Type: Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sailing the Resilience Seas – Hands-on Training with New Tools for Every Step of the Resilience Journey 
Leader: Meade Krosby, NW CASC Project PI
When: 8am – 10:30am, Indigenuity Session 3
Where: Hall of Ideas F
Type: Training

A Decision Support Framework for Integrating Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation into Natural Resource Planning
Presenters: Jessi Kershner, EcoAdapt; Andrea Woodward, U.S. Geological Survey; Alicia Torregrosa, U.S. Geological Survey
When: 11am – 12:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 4
Where: Hall of Ideas J
Type: Symposium

Beyond the Literature Review: Putting Climate Adaptation Syntheses to Work for Managers
Presenters: Nicole DeCrappeo, NW CASC; Amy Snover, NW CASC & UW Climate Impacts Group; Rachel Gregg, EcoAdapt
When: 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Lunch Sessions
Where: Madison Ballroom C
Type: Working Group

Thursday, April 25th

Collaboration and Adaptation Across Worldviews: case studies in co-producing and implementing science for management 
Leaders: Aparna Bamzai, North Central CASC; Aranzazu Lascurain, Southeast CASC; Scott Laursen, Pacific Islands CASC; Amy Snover, NW CASC; Tamara Wall, Southwest CASC; Renee McPherson, South Central CASC
When: 2pm – 3:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 8
Where: Hall of Ideas H
Type: Symposium

Expressions of Native American cultural heritage in response to changes in environmental setting
Presenters: Gus Bisbal, National CASC Federal Scientist; Chas Jones, NW CASC & Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
When: 2pm – 3:30pm, Concurrent Sessions 8
Where: Hall of Ideas J
Type: Symposium