A "SECAS-motivated" workshop, “Realizing the Vision for Fish and Wildlife in a Changing Southeastern Landscape” will also be taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday November 4th; This is the afternoon immediately following the SECAS symposium.
Realizing the Vision for Fish and Wildlife in a Changing Southeastern Landscape:
A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop
2015 SEAFWA Annual Conference
November 4, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
To support the emerging Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS), the USGS Southeast Climate Science Center is funding a three-year research project being led by University of South Carolina, National Wildlife Federation, and North Carolina State University in collaboration with a number of state agency partners. This soon-to-start project will support the SECAS effort by assessing the implications of climate change and other drivers of landscape change for existing conservation goals and management objectives across the region, and by facilitating development of regionally appropriate principles and approaches for adapting current and future conservation plans and actions in response to climatic and other landscape-scale changes.
To ensure that this research provides direct benefit to state and federal wildlife and natural resource agencies, LCCs, conservation NGOs, and other key partners in the SECAS effort, the project team will be holding a stakeholder engagement workshop on Wednesday afternoon November 4, 2015, immediately following conclusion of the November 2015 SEAFWA conference. This facilitated session is designed to solicit input from workshop participants about management goals, conservation challenges, and ecological system priorities that could serve as the target of focused research and inquiry by the project team and collaborators. Specifically, the workshop will provide participants the opportunity to help articulate a vision for conservation success over the next fifty years, highlight factors that could impede realization of that vision, and identify priority research needs and adaptation approaches that could contribute to realizing the SECAS vision for sustaining fish and wildlife across a changing Southeastern landscape. This participatory workshop follows and builds on the SECAS Symposium scheduled for that morning.
Provisional Workshop Agenda
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 1:30 Workshop Introduction
1:30 – 2:30 Visions for Conservation Success in 2060
2:30 – 3:15 Realizing the Vision
3:15 – 4:00 Targets of Opportunity
4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-Up