Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning (CLASP)
This project compiled, synthesized, and communicated tailored climate change information to NE CASC stakeholders, including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC), state and federal agencies, and tribal communities. Our mission is to make climate science actionable by getting to know our stakeholders and the decisions they face, and delivering climate information that is directly relevant to their decisions and priorities. Our project team served as a resource to answer individual inquiries related to climate model projections in order to aid climate change adaptation. Additionally, our team contributed to the development of a synthesis document to help the Midwest and Northeast states prepare their threatened wildlife for climate change through their State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). Other efforts included assisting tribal communities to prepare their landscapes and economies for future climate, as well as helping planners in the region adapt and adjust their infrastructure for the future. Many resource managers need information about how the climate is changing and related uncertainties in the model projectionsto aid them in climate change adaptation planning.
Star, J., N. Fisichelli, A. M. Bryan, A. Babson, R. Cole-Will, A. Miller-Rushing. 2016. Acadia National Park Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop Summary.
Rubinoff, P. and collaborators from NPS Northeast Region and U Rhode Island: "First Workshop Summary: Assessing the Exposure and Sensitivity of Colonial National Historical Park (COLO) to Climate Change", Aug 9, 2016.
News: Preparing Acadia National Park for Climate Change. October 29, 2015
News: Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning. April 22, 2015.