Climate Adaptation Workshop
Recap of Session 1
In our first session, we went over the workshop goals & schedule, described the Adaptation Workbook process, and outlined a project that used the Workbook to consider climate change in their conservation area.

We also heard a bit more from you on the types of impacts you are seeing or expecting to see in your areas. A few items from session 1:
This week's assignment
To prepare for our next session, please:
  • Fill out this brief form to let us know if you are interested in visiting Avalonia Land Conservancy's Hoffman Evergreen Preserve on October 16
  • Review the Quick Start Guide to Climate Adaptation
  • Consider a project site to use for your field activity
  • Optional: Sign up for office hours for a 30min. check-in with course instructors on your project on October 7, 12, or 13
  • Optional: Review the New England and Northern New York Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment or Story Map, and the list of 'Resources to get you started' (both below) for background on climate science and climate communication

Our next session will be on Friday, October 8th, 1 - 2:30pm EST

Zoom link & password for web sessions:
Password: 434229

Contact us with any questions!
Preview of Session 2
This Friday, we will be going over many of the climate impacts and ecosystem vulnerabilities that are outlined in the New England and Northern New York Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment. Breakout discussions will focus on identifying the top climate impacts for your selected project site.
Course Guidebook
Download the Course Guidebook
We are using the Adaptation Quick Guide for Land Trusts throughout this course. The guide draws on the five-step Adaptation Workbook process to help you design and implement adaptation actions in your work, with a special eye toward stewardship activities.
Resources to get you started

A recent article authored by Jan Ellen Spiegel in the CT Mirror highlights some of the forest managers, conservation organizations, universities and communities that are addressing climate change impacts on Connecticut’s forests.

If you'd like a refresher on the basics of climate change or climate impacts on forests and grasslands, we'd recommend this series of 15-20 minute self-paced tutorials. They cover basic climate science and how it impacts those of us working in conservation and natural resources management.

In our first session, a few of you expressed interest in ways to reach different stakeholders regarding climate adaptation. The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary used the Adaptation Workbook to select adaptation actions for their property, and produced a series of outreach materials targeted at foresters and landowners.
Contact us!
Thank you for being part of the workshop! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.