Navigation Links
Workshop to focus on conservation management and climate change
Date:4/27/2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Climate change can greatly impact biological species and ecosystems, requiring land managers to develop conservation management plans to accommodate habitat shifts. Recorded data already show that some animals and plants have moved to regions where their climatic requirements are better met.

To extend scientific information to managers and regulators on climate change implications for local conservation, the University of California, Riverside is hosting a daylong workshop on Tuesday, May 22.

"A Habitat Conservation Plan Workshop" will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, Calif. The workshop is open to the public. Registration costs $55 until May 4 and $75 after that.

The workshop's target audience is local land managers interested in developing habitat conservation plans. Speakers at the workshop include conservation scientists from UC Riverside, UC Irvine, the US Geological Survey, and UC Cooperative Extension, as well as representatives from federal agencies such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service.

For the workshop agenda and registration information, please visit http://ucanr.org/sites/climatechangeworkshop/.

"The objectives of this workshop will be to provide information to regional land managers to help them develop plans to manage species and ecosystems under future climate change," said Edith Allen, a professor of plant ecology and extension specialist at UCR, and the lead organizer of the workshop. "We will discuss ways how recent scientific findings can be incorporated into monitoring data management and land management plans. We also will discuss how current and future managers can be kept abreast of recent findings in habitat conservation."

The workshop is the third in a series of habitat conservation plan (HCP) workshops that UCR's Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) has taken the lead in organizing.

"A number of local datasets show that species and habitat shifts are already taking place because of climate change," said Allen, a CCB member. "For example, climate change has affected both Joshua trees in the California desert and the Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard, an endangered species. Our local HCPs have not yet fully considered what needs to be done under climate change. For this upcoming workshop we have therefore invited federal agencies to share and discuss their plans with us."

Habitat conservation planning governs the fate of millions of acres of wildlands across the United States. The plans, which require a complex integration of science, policy and management, have come under some criticism for their lack of strong science.

Because of the Endangered Species Act (1973), which legally required habitat conservation planning, some endangered species such as the bald eagle, were successfully brought back from the edge of extinction. Riverside County alone has approximately 150 species of concern in its plans.

Allen will be joined in organizing the workshop by Cameron Barrows, Thomas Scott and Michael Allen at UCR; and Christopher McDonald at UC Cooperative Extension, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Fracking and Health Impact Assessments -- IOM hosts workshop April 30 and May 1
2. NJIT professor plans 2012 sustainability workshop in Canada
3. New York Academy of Science to host a workshop on innovating for the developing world
4. Participatory mapping workshops underway in Congo
5. Amber MD Workshop 2011 -- May 3-6, Barcelona
6. Ecology of microbes focus of workshop
7. Wasting disease in cattle focus of workshop
8. IEEE-USA workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities of electric vehicle technology
9. Malaria modeling and control focus of workshop
10. Body weight regulation and metabolism focus of workshop
11. STEM workshop set to advance women, minorities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/3/2016)... June 3, 2016 ... Nepal hat ein ... hochsicherer geprägter Kennzeichen, einschließlich Personalisierung, Registrierung und ... der Produktion und Implementierung von Identitätsmanagementlösungen. Zahlreiche ... im Januar teilgenommen, aber Decatur wurde als ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... LONDON , June 2, 2016 ... Systems, Manned Platforms, Unmanned Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & ... intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of ... that this market will generate revenues of $17.98 billion ... Systems acquired DVTEL Inc, a leader in software and ...
(Date:5/20/2016)...  VoiceIt is excited to announce its new ... By working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer ... take slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration ... usability. Both ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a ... take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s ... the federal government. ... said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not sit ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... UAS LifeSciences, one of the ... brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The company, which has been manufacturing ... to its list of well-respected retailers. This list includes such fine stores as ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... the Peel Plate® YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research ... test platform of microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, ... Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I ... President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific ...
Breaking Biology Technology: