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  Agenda

A Workshop on:
Natural Resource Needs Related to Climate Change
In the Great Basin and Mojave Desert:
Research, Adaptation, Mitigation

important
  >> Notes for Day Three Breakout Session <<

 

 

Day 1: April 20, 2010


Time

Topic

Plenary 1: Moderator - Dave Busch (U.S. Geological Survey)

1:00-1:10

Announcements and Conference Preview.

1:10-1:30

Ric Lopez, Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV, Senator Harry Reid (invited), U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Nevada
Welcome, Expectations, and Outcomes.

1:30-2:15

Thomas Armstrong, Senior Advisor for Climate Change, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
DOIís Climate Change Science, Adaptation & Mitigation Strategy

2:15-3:00

Kelly Redmond, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV.
Observed trends / model predictions – CLIMATE.

3:00-3:30

Break (poster setup)

Plenary 2: Moderator - Nita Tallent-Halsell (Environmental Protection Agency)

3:30-4:15

Stan Smith, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.
Observed trends / model predictions – ECOSYSTEMS.

4:15-5:00

Ken Bagstad, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.
Land use & water management in the context of ecosystem services.

5:00-5:45

J. Michael Scott,  University of Idaho, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (USGS)
America's Conservation Landscape in the Face of Changing Land Use and Climate Change.

5:45-6:00

Poster set-up (also 3:00-3:30)

Poster Session: Moderator -  Nita Tallent-Halsell

6:00-8:00

Poster Session / Hors d'oeuvres  / Cash bar


Day 2: April 21, 2010


Time

Topic – “Manager-Researcher” Paired Talks

Paired Talks 1: Moderator: Steve Caicco (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

8:00-8:40

Tim Bodeen, Fish and Wildlife Service, Malheur NWR and Sue Haig, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U. S. Geological Survey, Corvallis, OR.
Large-scale mitigation and adaptation approaches.

8:40-9:20

Cynthia Martinez, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NV and Erica Fleishman, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Species conservation in changing environments.

9:20-10:00

Scott Florence, Bureau of Land Management, St. George, UT and Matthew Brooks, U. S. Geological Survey, El Portal, CA.
Adapting to changing fire & fuel regimes.

10:00-10:30

Break

Paired Talks 2: Moderator: Debra Hughson (National Park Service)

10:30-11:10

Scott Abella, Public Lands Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and David Pyke, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U. S. Geological Survey, Corvallis, OR.
Restoration objectives in a changing environment.

11:10-11:50

Dennis Schramm, Mojave National Preserve, National Park Service, Barstow, CA  and Jeanne Chambers, U. S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Reno, NV.
Fixed boundaries / shifting environments.

11:50-12:30

Rita Beard, National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center, Fort Collins, CO and Bethany Bradley, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Changing gradients - effects on species invasions and migrations.

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Paired Talks 3: Moderator:  Paul Verburg (Desert Research Institute)

1:30-2:10

Anthony Willardson, Western States Water Council, Salt Lake City, UT and Bob Webb, U. S. Geological Survey National Research Program, Tucson, AZ.
Water Resources in a changing climate.

2:10-2:50

Bruce Bingham, Inventory and Monitoring Program, Intermountain Region, National Park Service, Lakewood, CO and Mike Young, Executive Director, Desert Research Institute Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Reno, NV.
Monitoring & Data Collection Networks to Support Adaptive Management, Analysis and Modeling.

2:50-3:30

Scott Flint, California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento, CA and Jeff Lovich, U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ.
Renewable Energy and Natural Resource Conservation.

3:30-4:00

Break

Panel on Key Initiatives in the Intermountain West

4:00-5:30

Rick Kearney (moderator), Fish and Wildlife Service / Landscape Conservation Cooperatives; Jon Sjoberg, Nevada Department of Wildlife / Desert Fish Habitat Partnership; Terry Mansfield, Intermountain West Joint Venture; Nat Frazer, Utah State University / Great Basin Research and Management Partnership


 

Day 3: April 22, 2010


Time

Tentative Topics

8:00-8:15

Breakout Session
< read more specifics on the Breakout Session >


8:15 - 10:00

Facilitator: Lief Horwitz (USGS)

Facilitator: Steve Caicco (FWS)

Facilitator: Angie Evenden (NPS)

Facilitator: Nita Tallent-Halsell (EPA)

Break out 1 - Management Across Boundaries

Break out 2 –
Species & Habitat Assessment: Mojave Terrestrial

Break out 3 –
Species & Habitat Assessment: Great Basin Aquatic

Break out 4 –
Great Basin/Mojave Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate (Air and Water)

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30- 12:00

Facilitator: David Patte (FWS)

Facilitator: Debra Hughson (NPS)

Facilitator: Jeanne Chambers (USFS)

Facilitator: Scott Davis (BLM)

Break out 5 - Monitoring for Climate Induced Change

Break out 6 –
Species & Habitat Risk Assessment: Mojave

Break out 7 –
Species & Habitat Risk Assessment: Great Basin Terrestrial

Break out 8 –
Great Basin/Mojave Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate (Soils and Landscapes)  

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Special Presentation
The Heat is On:
Desert Tortoises and Survival
A film by Steven M. Wessel and Steven E. Schwarzbach
in the main ballroom

 

1:00-2:15

Workshop Synthesis & Wrap Up:  Moderator – Dave Busch

Synthesis Plenary Speaker: Julio Betancourt, U. S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Tucson, AZ
Panelists: Session Facilitators

2:15- 2:30

Acknowledgements, Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 
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