2017 Workshop: DNR Climate Adaptation
This offering is open only to Department of Natural Resources employees.
This workshop is designed to help DNR employees incorporate climate change into natural resources management. Specifically, participants are provided with training on climate change effects on forest ecosystems and forested watersheds, and also on how to develop customized actions to adapt and prepare for change. The course uses the Forest Adaptation Resources guide and the Adaptation Workbook process to consider how climate change may affect a real‐world land management project, identify challenges and opportunities for management under a changing climate, and develop actions to reduce risk and increase the ability of forests and watersheds to cope with change.
We require participants to select a real‐life land management project relevant to their job and location to use during the workshop. For this workshop, we’re encouraging participants to bring projects related to forest management, water resources management, aquatic habitat management, or related ideas. We also encourage DNR staff to register as small groups to work on shared projects, and to consider including staff from different Divisions on your project team. Following the workshop, the manager can decide to implement the adaptation actions that were identified to serve as examples for other managers (http://forestadaptation.org/demonstration-projects).
Date: Wednesday and Thursday September 13 and 14, 2017
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN