NC-CASC Consortium Partner WCS Publishes New Paper on Criteria for Evaluating Adaptation Success for Biodiversity and Natural Resource Conservation
A new study in Environmental Science & Policy, "Flexible and comprehensive criteria for evaluating climate change adaptation success for biodiversity and natural resource conservation", co-authored by scientists at the Wildlife Conservation Society (@WCSAdapts), a North Central CASC Consortium Partner, presents an adaptation "scorecard" for evaluating outcomes for climate-informed conservation and natural resource management projects. The research team interviewed and surveyed 18 climate adaptation researchers and funders and 47 practitioners to develop the flexible and comprehensive set of criteria, which can be tailored to an individual project’s goals and context. This paper is part of a recent collection that draws on learning from the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund , which has supported over 100 climate adaptation projects in the U.S. designed to benefit wildlife, ecosystems, and the people that depend on them. Other related publications can be found here.
Photo: Beaver landscape mimicry project on Blackfeet Nation lands CREDIT: Center for Large Landscape Conservation