Conservation Training

Adaptation Planning and Practices Course

January 24, 2022

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Online

1/24/2022 - 3/16/2022

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for land managers and natural resource professionals.

This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions relevant to ecosystem management, conservation, and stewardship. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project. The course consists of seven weekly web sessions, three discussion sessions, with independent work time occurring between sessions.

Course information will focus on ecosystems in rural and urban areas in the Midwest and Northeast, but applicants from other regions should apply and may be accepted if space allows.

Through this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify locally-important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop specific actions to adapt forests to changing conditions
  • Use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own “climate-informed” projects
  • Better communicate with stakeholders about key climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Access post-training support from NIACS staff during project planning and implementation