We are offering a free online course in Adaptation Planning and Practices for landowners and managers, agricultural producers, and natural resource professionals in the Rio Grande Basin. We are the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and the USDA Southwest and Northern Forests Climate Hubs. It is our goal to assist private individuals and public agencies integrate climate change impacts information into their land, water and ecosystem management practices. Our online course gives hands on training for identifying relevant climate impacts and climate adaptation actions that will help participants plan for and respond to less predictable weather events and a warmer climate.
Participants will practice how to:
- Identify locally-important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
- Better communicate with partners about key management decisions needed for a changing climate
- Develop specific actions to adapt agricultural systems to changing conditions
- Use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own “climate-informed” project
Format: Seven sessions. Each session (1.5 hours) includes a short presentation from the facilitators, followed by participant discussion and interactive activity.
Dates: Weekly Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2021, Tuesdays at 1 pm.
Geographic focus: Agricultural systems and other natural and working lands in the Rio Grande Basin.
Register here: https://bit.ly/RioGrandeAdapt