Climate Change Adaptation and Outdoor Recreation: Challenges and Opportunities

Climate Change Adaptation and Outdoor Recreation: Challenges and Opportunities

Organizer: 
Leslie Brandt
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service
Time Slot: 
Working Groups and Trainings 2
Session Type: 
Working Group
Abstract: 

This working group session will focus on the role of outdoor recreation to serve as an agent of climate adaptation. During the first half of the workshop, we will present a new tool that has been developed for adapting outdoor recreation to climate change: an adaptation strategies menu for outdoor recreation developed by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, and the USDA Forest Service. After the presentation, a structured information exchange will allow participants to provide feedback on this tool and their application to the outdoor recreation sector, with a particular focus on natural areas and temperate climates. Participant feedback will be used to refine the tool and develop a national toolkit for adapting recreation to climate change.

Co-organizers:

Tom Beery, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Leslie A. Brandt, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, US Forest Service
Maria Janowiak, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, US Forest Service
Daniel O'Toole, US Forest Service