SE Alaska Scenarios Workshop - Feb. 21-24, 2012
Climate Change Scenario Planning is intended to help prepare Alaska park managers and cooperators for impending changes, to make informed decisions with the least regrets for future outcomes. We emphasize that 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 4th of six planned workshops, with two more planned for this spring. Overview and detailed reports are planned for all the workshops, with the first ones already starting to come out. A range of other communication and education products are also being planned.
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, February 1st, 2012 - Title: Overview of scenario planning process; Webinar #2 - February 8th, 2012 - Title: Climate Drivers for Alaska; Webinar #3 - February 15th, 2012 - Title: Alaska Climate Impacts for SE AK Parks.
- Webinar #1 Presentation - Overview of the Scenario Planning Process
- Webinar #1 Recording - (google folder - wmv file)
- Webinar #2 Presentation - Climate Drivers for Alaska
- Webinar #2 Recording - (google folder - wmv file)
- Webinar #3 Presentation - Climate Impacts for SE AK Parks
- Webinar #3 Recording - google folder - wmv file)
The Workshop - Exploring Climate Change and its Implications for SE Alaska
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 are available below.
- 1st Plenary Presentation - Nancy Fresco, Scenario Planning
- 2nd Plenary Presentation - Nancy Fresco, Science, Drivers and Effects
- 3rd Plenary Presentation - Don Callaway, Socio-political Nesting
- 4th Plenary Presentation - Jeff Mow, Management Implications and Actions
- Reference - Maritime Transitional Talking Points Document