Central AK Parks Scenarios Workshop - April 16-18, 2012

Nancy Fresco addresses the Class.

Workshop convenes at Woods Center on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks.

Climate Change Scenario Planning is a communication and management tool to help prepare Alaska park managers and stakeholders for impending changes in their parks and help them make informed decisions with the least regrets for future outcomes. Scenario Planning is not an end product in itself, but rather, part of a holistic process to inform our thinking and communication. This is the last of six planned workshops and will result in a summary report which has been planned for all the workshops. A range of other communication and education products are also being planned.

 

 

Implications Matrix and Mgmt Actions
Implications Matrix and Mgmt Actions.

 

Pre-workshop Webinars

A series of two pre-workshop webinars provided the basis upon which this workshop was built. A brief description of each follows: Pre-workshop Webinar #1, April 4th, 2012 - Title: Overview of scenario planning process; Webinar #2 - April 11th, 2012 - Title: Climate Drivers and Climate Impacts for Central Alaska Parks.

The Workshop - Exploring Climate Change and its Implications for Central Alaska Parks

Scenarios can be used as reference for parks working to identify plausible desired future conditions for General Management Plans, Resource Stewardship Plans and the like. Some resources are likely to change regardless of what we do. The no-regrets management actions and research needs that we've identified can also be used for updating short- and longer-term work plans and proposals for parks and cooperating groups. Presentation materials from the workshop are available below.

Last Updated: July 11, 2012