Upper Rio Grande Adaptation Forum Workshop

Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
September 6th, 2017 to September 7th, 2017
Kachina Lodge 413 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, New Mexico 87571
One of the major challenges of adapting to a rapidly changing landscape is translating broad concepts into specific, tangible actions. Vulnerability assessments are a key step toward identifying effective management strategies and prioritizing specific management actions to conserve and restore natural resources.
Building upon the input we received from resource managers during the 2016 Upper Rio Grande Adaptation Forum workshop in Albuquerque, NM, the Southern Rockies LCC is hosting a second workshop. During the 2016 workshop, participants identified regionally significant resources (targets), ecosystem drivers and limiting factors (threats) which would be used in vulnerability assessments and in the development of conservation strategies for the regional partnership.
For the 2017 workshop, we will present vulnerability assessments for regionally significant resources, review the process for developing the vulnerability assessments, and discuss the datasets used to calculate vulnerability. We will also demonstrate how vulnerability assessment mapping products can be used to visualize landscape condition and change. Over two days, breakout groups will identify conservation opportunity areas and discuss specific strategies or needs for regionally significant resources based on assessment results. Workshop outcomes will include further refinement of the vulnerability assessments and the discussion of collaborative strategies and specific actions that will reduce resource vulnerability.
Who Should Attend? Natural resource managers and planners from tribes, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations; as well as private landowners and managers.

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