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2010 WildLinks

Summary and presentations from 2010 WildLinks conference in Seattle, WA

Building partnerships, connecting habitats, adapting to change

October 26-27, 2010

Talaris Meeting Center, Seattle, WA

Summary

Our 2010 WildLinks conference was co-hosted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide regional engagement in their North Pacific and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Attending the sold-out conference was 110 people, representing a wide diversity of organizations and agencies.

Highlights included presentations on the final Washington statewide habitat connectivity analysis, climate science presentations on anticipated impacts to Northwest wildlife and habitats, recommendations on how to meet the challenges presented by climate change including a presentation by Jim Pojar, a presentation by Douglas Chadwick, author of "The Wolverine Way" (short video intro to the book), and innovative efforts to address the challenges of climate change, including presentations by Freedom to Roam and representatives of the Western Governor's Association's Pilot Project overlapping Washington.

Facilitation of breakout groups was provided by EcoAdapt. Past event agenda

Thank you to our 2010 co-host USFWS and event sponsors, including 444S Foundation, BC Spaces for Nature, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife, Freedom to Roam, Patagonia, Sierra Club, Sierra Club BC, The Wilderness Society, Vital Ground, Western Environmental Law Center, Wildilfe Conservation Society, and WildSight.

Presentations

PDF files of presentations made at the event have been made available with permission by presenters.  Clicking on the title of the presentation will prompt a download of the PDF file.  Some files may be large due to graphics, so make sure your internet connection allows for downloads of large files before beginning.

 Anticipating Change:  climate predictions and impacts in the Pacific NW 


Incorporating climate science into conservation

Adapting to change:  Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Analysis

 

Adapting to change:  Policy examples from federal, regional, and state level
Innovative approaches to adapting through partnerships:  national to local

Perspectives and practices from the landscape
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