NE CASC Webinars

Assessing Climate Change Threats and Actions in Northeast State Wildlife Action Plans

October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
Eastern Daylight Time

Over the last year, a Northeast Climate Change Working Group was established to guide project efforts and provide regional exchange of current information and priorities to and from state fish and wildlife agencies.  Monthly coordination with states provided NECASC (and other regional partner) updates to state fish and wildlife agency State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) coordinators and members of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee (NEFWDTC).  Information on their climate change needs was solicited monthly as we facilitated discussion on current state efforts and ne

Stakeholder guidance helps to identify major misconception regarding dam removals

November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Efforts to bolster Hudson River Estuary fisheries have focused a great deal on tributary dam removals. However, concern for sediment impacts often forestalls these projects. In the case of the Hudson, stakeholders have questioned whether sediment mobilized during dam removal might adversely affect water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation in the estuary. Others have pointed the potential benefits of releasing impounded sediment to downstream tidal marshes, which need to accumulate sediment to keep pace with sea level rise.

Scenario Planning and Protected Species: NOAA Fisheries Case Studies to Inform Recovery in a Changing Environment

December 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Scenario planning is a structured process used by organizations to explore and prepare for the future.  In the field of natural resource management it can be used to explore the uncertainty surrounding changing environmental conditions and how these changes may affect natural resources through the development of plausible alternative futures built using the best available quantitative and qualitative information.

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