Planning for a Changing Climate provides training on the incorporation of climate-smart adaptation principles into existing National Park Service planning efforts. Participants will explore several real-world case studies to learn how climate-smart principles have been used to manage resources and values in the face of projected climate hazards.
The training provides an in-depth introduction to the NPS Climate Adaptation Planning Cycle. Through a step-by-step application, participants will become familiar with key terms and concepts related to adaptation, scenario planning, and decision frameworks for managing protected areas amidst an era of continuous change.
- Gain a general understanding of how climate change affects NPS natural and cultural resources, facilities, and visitors’ experience, and how some parks are addressing climate-related challenges through planning.
- Understand the fundamentals of NPS adaptation planning and management.
- Gain experience implementing the six-step planning process described in Planning for a Changing Climate, how it can be used to incorporate climate considerations in a diversity of NPS planning processes and products, and basic information sources to inform the process.
National, regional, and park-level planners, others involved in park planning, and senior park managers for the National Park Service.
- Attend September 8 RAD Framework Webinar (1 Hr)
- Attend October 12 Pre-Webinar (2 Hrs)
- Complete Scenario Planning Learning Activity (Self-paced, 1 Hr) - under construction
- Pre-reading (3 Hrs)
Information about these activities will be provided to participants when selections have been made.