Pepperwood’s Dr. Lisa Micheli gave a webinar for the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)’s National Soil Survey Center on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. Her presentation showcased a subset of climate science tools developed for natural resource managers and summarized lessons learned about how to successfully collaborate across the research-management divide.
Watch the recorded webinar
Title – Climate Ready North Bay: Northern California’s local natural resource agencies applying Pepperwood’s TBC3 applied science tools to watershed and protected lands management
Speaker – Lisa Micheli, PhD, President & CEO of Pepperwood Foundation and Co-Chair of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3)
Description – To create a framework for adapting to climate change, decision makers working in Northern California’s Coast Range watersheds need to define climate vulnerabilities in the context of site-specific opportunities and constraints relative to water supply, land use suitability, wildfire risks, ecosystem services, and biodiversity. Pepperwood’s Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3.org) has crafted customized climate vulnerability assessments in concert with select natural resource agencies of California’s Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Mendocino counties via Climate Ready North Bay, a public-private partnership funded by the California Coastal Conservancy’s Climate Ready program. Working directly with managers from the very start of the process to define resource-specific information needs, we have developed spatially-explicit data products to help local agencies implement informed and effective climate adaptation strategies. Climate Ready products include customized maps, time series, and summary technical reports tailored to site-specific resource management challenges, which vary throughout the region.