Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada

Location: 
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska
Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 08:00am AKST to Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 05:00pm AKST

Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada was a joint Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) conference that took place November 3-6, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference was sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was open to stakeholders, decision makers, and researchers from throughout the LCC and CSC communities.

 

Overview:

Since 2011, the AK CSC and the five LCCs have worked together to advance their understanding of and response to the effects of climate change in Alaska and Northwest Canada. These efforts have been helping resource managers and stakeholders better understand, adapt to, and plan for climate change. The conference provided an opportunity for resource managers, scientists, and other stakeholders to highlight scientific progress to date, reflect on what has been learned, identify opportunities to increase our capacity and effectiveness, and develop strategic synergy for future work.

 

Objectives:

  • Provide a forum for those involved in climate and conservation in the region to share where they’ve been, want to go, and how best to get there
  • Highlight the progress and results of projects relevant to the AK CSC and LCCs, including contributions to the understanding of regional processes
  • Consider ways we might collaborate to increase capacity, efficacy, and efficiency

  

Organizers:

Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands LCC (ABSILCC), Arctic LCC (ALCC), Northwest Boreal LCC (NWBLCC), North Pacific LCC (NPLCC), and Western Alaska LCC (WALCC), the Department of Interior Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This conference was also made possible through generous financial and logistical support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, and the International Arctic Research Center.

For questions or more information:jlittell [at] usgs [dot] gov ( Jeremy Littell)