Climate Solutions Days 2022

When

In April 2022, the NC CASC celebrated Earth Week by hosting Climate Solutions Days, an à la carte offering of presentations, workshops and trainings scheduled throughout the week where scientists and practitioners shared insights on climate change impacts from findings in the North Central region. Themes woven into panel presentations, working groups, listening sessions, trainings and tools included:

  • Climate Impacts and Adaptation in the North Central Region

  • Science Tools & Applications

  • Tribal Partnerships in Climate Adaptation

  • Future of Fire 

  • Grasslands Synthesis Project

  • Science Communication

  • Stakeholder Needs and Outreach

 

The final agenda below includes links to session information, presentation slides and recordings of the sessions:

 

Pre-conference 

Monday, April 18

Structured Decision Making and Scenario Planning

2pm-4pm MDT

This session was by invitation only and was not recorded

 

Day 1, Tuesday, April 19

Opening Remarks & Plenary: Climate Impacts and Adaptation in the North Central Region

10am-11:30am MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Opening remarks

William Travis & Doug Kluck

Mike Durglo, Jr.

Dr. Molly Cross

Plenary Q&A

 

Climate Futures Toolbox: Super User Tutorial

12:45pm-1:45pm MDT

Watch the session recording: Video editing in progress - please check back

 

Climate Change Concepts & Applications - 101

2:00pm-3:30pm MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Concepts & Applications with Dr. Imtiaz Rangwala

Introduction to the Climate Toolbox with Katherine Hegewisch

Uncertainty in Climate Projections with Dr. Imtiaz Rangwala

Climate Toolbox - Part II

Presentation slides:

Climate Change Concepts & Applications 101 - Rangwala & Hegewisch

 

Day 2, Wednesday, April 20

Climate Science Applications - Current State of Practice Among NC CASC Stakeholders

9:30am-11:00am MDT

Watch the session recordings: 

Intros and Brian Miller

Q&A Session

Presentation slides: Current State of Practice Among NC CASC Stakeholders - Rangwala & Wolken

 

Overview of Tribal CASC Partnerships in the North Central Region

2:00pm-3:00pm MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Tribal Partnership in Climate Adaptation: Mark Junker

Tribal Partnership in Climate Adaptation: James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

Tribal Partnership in Climate Adaptation: Stefan Tangen

Tribal Partnership in Climate Adaptation: Q&A

Presentation slides: Sicangu Climate Crises Working Group Climate Adaptation Project - Rattling Leaf

 

Ecological Scenarios and RAD

2:30pm-4:30pm MDT

Watch the session recording: Ecological Scenarios & Future Planning: Shelley Crausbay & Brian Miller

 

Day 3, Thursday, April 21

Co-developing a Post-Fire Recruitment Probability Web App

9:00am-10:30am MDT

Watch the session recording: Video editing in progress - please check back

Presentation slides: Co-Developing a Post-Fire Recruitment Probability Web App - Davis

 

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region

1:00pm-2:30pm MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Introductory Remarks

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Max Cook

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Kyra Wolf

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Max Cook, Part II

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Adam Mahood

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the North Central Region: Jilmarie Stephens

Presentation slides: 

Future Fire and Adaptation in Grasslands - Stephens

Adapting to Future Fire Regimes Across Ecosystems of the NC Region - Davis

 

Climate Futures Toolbox: Novice User Tutorial

2:45pm-4:15pm MDT

Watch the session recording: Video editing in progress - please check back

 

Day 4, Friday, April 22

Ecological Drought: Concepts, Drought Metrics & Tools

9:30am-11:30am MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Ecological Drought, Metrics & Tools with Dr. Imtiaz Rangwala

Ecological Drought, Metrics & Tools with Wynne Moss

Ecological Drought, Metrics & Tools with Shelley Crausbay

Presentation slides: Ecological Drought: Concepts, Drought Metrics & Tools - Rangwala/Crausbay/Moss

 

Best Practices in Communicating Climate Adaptation Science

10:00am-12:00pm MDT

Watch the session recordings:

Science Communication Workshop - Part I

Science Communication Workshop - Part II

 

Grasslands & Climate Change: A Listening Session to Discern High Priority Information Needs and Trainings

12:00pm-1:30pm MDT

Watch the session recording: Grasslands & Climate Change

Presentation slides: Grasslands & Climate Change - Miller-Hesed/Yocum

 

Post-conference

Thursday, April 28

State Wildlife Action Plans: Planning with Climate Considerations

1:30-3:00pm MDT

This session was internal to the NC CASC and by invitation only, not recorded

 

Wrap-up: Climate Solutions: Where Do We Go From Here?

TBD

This session was internal to the NC CASC and by invitation only, not recorded