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Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for the Pacific Temperate Rainforest of North America

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Published on Jun 6, 2012

April 18, 2012 - Session developed by Dominick DellaSala (Geos Institute). Presentations by Stephen Gray (USGS Alaska Science Center), David D'Amore (USFS PNW Research Station), Jessi Kershner (EcoAdapt), Domonick DellaSala (Geos Institute), Dan Siemann (National Wildlife Federation), and Allison Bidlack (EcoAdapt)

Session Abstract: Temperate rainforests of the Pacific coastal region have a tight association with cool, moist climates that have provided ideal conditions for rainforest assemblages to persist for up to 7,000 years. A rapidly changing climate coupled with cumulative land-use stressors present unprecedented challenges to managers and conservationists wishing to maintain rainforest ecosystems and the critical ecosystem services we depend upon. Panelists will share lessons learned from adaptation strategies conducted across the region, including key findings, obstacles, and pragmatic steps for answering the question of whether there is sufficient time to save all the pieces.

This video is from a symposium in Juneau, Alaska from April 17-20, 2012 titled Coastal Temperate Rainforests: Integrating Science, Resource Management, and Communities. The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) would like to thank all sponsors, speakers, and participants for making the symposium a success. Additional information about the symposium can be found on the ACRC website: http://acrc.alaska.edu/acrc_sw/sympos...

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