The final report for Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning (CLASP), led by Alex Bryan, is now available. The project goals were to help interpret and deliver science to land managers to assist in adaptive planning efforts.
It entails several collaborative outreach activities including Scenario Planning for Acadia National Park, Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Colonial National Historical Park, and Climate Adaptation Plan Development for Forest County Potawatomi of Chippewa Indians.
Results and outcomes of this project included
- Improved transfer of knowledge of climate change its impacts on natural resources among the management community
- Tangible management actions considered in response to communicated climate change and ecosystem science
- Progress in ecological research owing to technical assistance and guidance with using climate data products.
- Increased awareness and communication between scientists and managers.
- Advanced ecological research and management responses to climate change.
Figures from CLASP publication- Regional modeling of surface-atmosphere interactions and their impact on Great Lakes hydroclimate
Written by Communications Intern Mike Crowley