Southwest AK Scenarios Workshop - Feb. 22-25, 2011

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes - Katmai National Park and Preserve
Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Climate Change Scenario Planning helps prepare Alaska park managers and cooperators for impending changes and 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 process to inform our thinking and communication. This is the 2nd of six workshops that occurred between 2010-2012. Overview and detailed reports are available for all the workshops and a range of other communication and education products are also being developed.

The Kenai Mountains and Harding Icefield
Kenai Mountains, Kenai Fjords National Park


Pre-workshop Webinars

A series of pre-workshop webinars provided the basis upon which the workshop was built. A brief description of each follows: Pre-workshop Webinar #1, February 2nd, 2011 - Title: Overview of scenario planning process; Webinar #2 - February 7th, 2011 - Title: Climate Drivers for Alaska; Webinar #3 - February 23rd, 2011 - Title: Alaska Climate Impacts for SW AK Parks.

The Workshop - Exploring Climate Change and its Implications for SW 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.

Last Updated: August 12, 2014