Interior Arctic Scenarios Workshop - March 27-29, 2012

Woods Center on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks

Woods Center on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks.

Climate Change Scenario Planning is intended to help prepare Alaska park managers and cooperators for impending changes, to help them make informed decisions with the least regrets for future outcomes. Scenario Planning is not an end product in itself, but rather, a tool and part of a process to inform our thinking and communication. This is the 5th of six planned workshops, with one more planned later this spring. Overview and detailed reports are planned for all the workshops. A range of other communication and education products are also being planned.

 

Bio-Physical Matrix of Drivers/Effects
Bio-Physical Matrix of Drivers/Effects.

 

Pre-workshop Webinars

A series of three pre-workshop webinars provided the basis upon which the workshop was built. A brief description of each follows: Pre-workshop Webinar #1, March 7th, 2012 - Title: Overview of scenario planning process; Webinar #2 - March 14th, 2012 - Title: Climate Drivers for Alaska; Webinar #3 - March 21st, 2012 - Title: Alaska Climate Impacts for Interior Arctic AK Parks.

The Workshop - Exploring Climate Change and its Implications for Interior Arctic 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: May 8, 2012