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
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University of California - Riverside