WICCI: Second report on Climate Change Impacts in Wisconsin

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Ongoing
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WICCI is a grassroots effort to consolidate information about climate change impacts in Wisconsin.  Its first report, released in 2010, has played a critical role in elevating climate change within dialogue about environmental management across the state, and serves as the go-to resource for agencies, NGOs, and the public.  We are now working to update that document, focusing on new research in aquatic and other ecosystems, as well as case studies of impacts on Wisconsin's ecosystem services.

The goals of this project are in part to 1) Compile a synthesis of climate change impacts on people and natural resources of Wisconsin.  2) Provide public education about the seriousness of climate change impacts.  3) Establish accessible and credible reference for policy makers.

Presentations: 
  • Magee, M.R., Adaptation strategies for Wisconsin lakes facing climate change. Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention. Stevens Point, WI. Oral presentation. April 2019.
  • Magee, M.R., Climate adaptation for Wisconsin’s inland lakes. National Adaptation Forum. Madison, WI. Oral presentation. April 2019.
  • Magee, M.R,. Climate adaptation for Wisconsin’s inland lakes. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Quality Bureau Statewide Meeting. Stevens Point, WI. Oral presentation. March 2019.
  • Magee presented at Wisconsin Lakes Partnership conference. Adaptation strategies for Wisconsin lakes facing climate change. Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention. Stevens Point, WI. Oral presentation. April 2018. 
  • ​WICCI Water Resources Symposium. Spring 2018.
  • Magee (fellow) presented at CSC Fellows meeting in Amherst, MA.  November 2017.
  • McIntyre presented WICCI water resource group poster at the Water@UW-Madison symposium.
  • Magee & McIntyre co-led a Wisconsin Inland Lakes & Climate Change workshop under the auspices of WICCI's Water Resources working group.