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Acadia National Park Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop Summary

Authors:

Jonathan Star

Nicholas Fisichelli

Alexander Bryan

Amanda Babson

Rebecca Cole-Will

Abraham Miller-Rushing

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Publication Type:
Conference Paper
Year of Publication:
2015
Publisher:
National Park Service
City:
Acadia National Park, ME
Secondary Title:
Acadia National Park Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop
Year:
2015
Date:
Oct-6-2015

Abstract

This report summarizes outcomes from a two-day scenario planning workshop for Acadia National Park, Maine (ACAD). The primary objective of the workshop was to help ACAD senior leadership make management and planning decisions based on up-to-date climate science and assessments of future uncertainty. The workshop was also designed as a training program, helping build participants' capabilities to develop and use scenarios. The details of the workshop are given in later sections. The climate scenarios presented here are based on published global climate model output. The scenario implications for resources and management decisions are based on expert knowledge distilled through scientist-manager interaction during workgroup break-out sessions at the workshop. Thus, the descriptions below are from these small-group discussions in a workshop setting and should not be taken as vetted research statements of responses to the climate scenarios, but rather as insights and examinations of possible futures (Martin et al. 2011, McBride et al. 2012).