Climate and Communities Initiative: Climate and Communities Initiative Workshop

On May 15 and 16, The Nature Conservancy hosted a Climate and Communities Initiative Workshop  in Portland Oregon. The  goals of the workshop were to provide an opportunity for managers, scientists, and stakeholders to provide input into the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s development of a climate and communities initiative through the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan by:

  • Increasing understanding of climate-related changes, the drivers of change, and the scientific information available;
  • Developing a shared understanding among the Council, its science and management advisors, industry and the public to discuss and respond to climate-related changes;
  • Sharing perspectives on the region’s most pressing issues related to climate variability and change;
  • Considering the pathways for addressing these issues including specific management and non-management actions;
  • Identifying information needs to support action and further considerations; and
  • Providing ideas and information to support the Council’s development and implementation of the Climate and Communities Initiative.

Workshop report (included in the September Briefing Book).

Workshop Presentations

Management and science foundations

Community and tribal foundations

Communities and change: Research highlights