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WildLinks 2011

The 2011 conference focused on, "Coordinating across political borders to help species and habitats adapt to a changing climate."

Coordinating across political borders to help species and habitats adapt to a changing climate

This year worked to build upon the cross-border success of the 2010 Wild Links by hosting a conversation in Vancouver, BC. Our 2011 conference continued the focus on climate adaptation for species and ecosystems among NGOs, agencies, scientists, funders, and conservationists in Washington, neighboring western US states, and British Columbia.

The conference combined sharing new information on science and efforts related to climate adaptation for species and ecosystems with hosted breakout groups working hands-on with timely topics.

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This page features links to PDF versions of presentations with the permission of the presenter.

October 24, 2011

Opening remarks  Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment 

"It's inspiring for me to see us all coming together in this conference as one community, not just as Canadians and Americans but people that are worried about the natural WildLinks 2011 tabling discussionlandscape and the species that inhabit those landscapes."

Informing climate adaptation with science:  Recent scientific analysis relevant to climate adaptation for species and ecosystems facilitated by Dave Secord, Tides Canada Foundation.

Addressing a changing climate: Efforts in Washington, British Columbia, and transboundary planning for impacts of climate change to species and ecosystems facilitated by Lisa Matthaus, Organizing for Change.  North Pacific and Great Northern LCC workshop including presentations, full group dialogue, and then breakout discussions by LCC. Facilitated by Mary Mahaffy (North Pacific LCC) and Sean Finn (Great Northern LCC).  View agenda

October 25th , 2011

Coordinating and implementing the science on adaptation.  Facilitated by Amanda Stanley, Wilburforce Foundation.WildLinks 2011 attendees in species breakout group discussion.

Transboundary Cascades to Rockies Landscape Coordination dialogue, hosted by the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group and facilitated by Joanne Schuett-Hames of WDFW. As the Working Group considers an ecoregional connectivity analysis for a landscape that connects the Cascades to the Purcells/Selkirks on both sides of the US-Canada border, a dialogue to WildLinks 2011 attendees enjoying the break.identify and discuss this landscape is a key first step. Presentations on existing or analysis underway, field science, conservation efforts, and overview to the connectivity analysis conducted to date by this group and ecoregional overview followed by a dialogue about potential coordination of products and talent on this landscape and next steps.

View agenda.  Presentations prior to facilitated discussion included:

Thank you to our sponsors!
444S Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Seattle City Light, Sierra Club, Sierra Club BC, Tides Canada, US Fish and Wildlife Service's North Pacific LCC, Wilburforce Foundation, Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group, and Wildlife Conservation Society.

More information

Key links to organizations, resources, and information shared at the conference.



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