Climate-Smart Conservation with Scenario Planning
This five day class, hosted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife, is based on two guides:
- Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice and Considering Multiple Futures
- Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation
The first half of the course refers to the climate-smart conservation guidance and is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work.
The second half of the course refers to the scenario planning guidance and introduces the core elements of scenario planning. It will expose participants to a range of approaches and give them hands-on experience with specific scenario development techniques that integrate quantitative information and creative thinking to produce narratives.
Location: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
Theme: Climate Change