When: August 7, 2014

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A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-Central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services by  Sara Hutto  of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Climate-Smart Adaptation Project for the North-Central California Coast and Ocean will produce a comprehensive and prioritized adaptation implementation plan based on climate-smart principles. A climate-smart approach seeks nature-based solutions to reduce climate change impacts on wildlife and people, and enhance resilience to sustain vibrant, diverse ecosystems. Phase 1 of the project consists of a 2-part workshop series that engages scientists and resource managers to identify focal species, habitats, and ecosystem services and develop vulnerability assessments for these focal resources. Phase 2 uses this information to define plausible climate scenarios for the region and develop and prioritize adaptive management recommendations, with special focus on living shoreline projects, through a working group of local stakeholders. After evaluating these recommendations, the sanctuary will develop a detailed implementation plan and design pilot living shoreline projects with the goal of proactively sustaining diverse ecosystems through nature-based solutions. This webinar will discuss this work and applications for MPAs worldwide.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, OpenChannels.org, MPA News, EcoAdapt, and the EBM Tools Network.

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