Join conservation leaders and nature enthusiasts from around the Bay Area at the Open Space Council’s next Gathering on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Pepperwood’s Conservation Science Manager, Tosha Comendant, will be a featured presenter at the Gathering, which is focused on actionable ways to build the resilience of our landscapes in the face of climate change.
Read more below or click here to visit the event webpage. Registration through the Bay Area Open Space Council is required.
Join us at our Gathering on Thursday, March 15, 2018 for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating landscape resilience into land conservation practice. In many ways, this is a continuation of a conversation started at the Open Space Conference last year where we heard from panelists about what landscape resilience means and what land conservation looks like through a resilience lens. During the March Gathering, we’ll spend more time on what we are calling the “Resilience Big Five”.
- Climate Change Science: Predictions, conceptual frameworks, analysis, and monitoring
- Climate-smart Land Protection: Safeguarding corridors, refugia, hydrologic connections, carbon-rich sites
- Climate-smart Land Management: Restoring hydrologic regimes, reducing fuels, conserving soil moisture, adaptive management, empowering private landowners
- Communicating Climate with the Public: Addressing concerns, communicating solutions, leading by example
- Integrated Climate Strategies: Integrated built and nature-based solutions, creating new partnerships, developing inclusive frameworks
- Tom Robinson, Moderator, Director of Conservation, Science, and Innovation, Bay Area Open Space Council
- Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Hayley Edmunston, Climate Resiliency Fellow, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
- Marcel Wilson, Design Director and Principal, Bionic (Resilient By Design Participant)
- Tosha Comendant, Conservation Science Manager, Pepperwood Preserve
- Fernando Cázares, California Manager – Climate-Smart Cities, Trust for Public Land
We’ll be using #OSCResilience to talk about the event on social. Please share this event with any of your colleagues who might like to attend.