National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife FederationThe National Wildlife Federation has supported the regional workshops through presentations that highlight how climate change will prompt a fundamental shift in natural resource management and conservation. A summary of recent climate change adaptation strategies was provided in the context of natural resource management and fish and wildlife conservation measures that can be implemented now (no regrets) and long-term to help natural systems withstand and adapt to new climate conditions.
The Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of WildlifeDefenders of Wildlife presented a summary of a climate change adaptation report they prepared specifically addressing impacts of climate change to fish and wildlife in North Carolina. Topics in this report include: climate change models and projections applicable to North Carolina, potential impacts on priority habitats and species, a review of synergistic threats, and approaches to vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning. Defenders also provided color copies of the report’s Executive Summary for distribution to workshop participants.
Defenders of Wildlife worked with Commission staff to design and implement a North Carolina portal on the Conservation Registry to capture information about conservation efforts by partners and stakeholders. The purpose of the Conservation Registry is to help users understand the context, distribution, and effectiveness of collective efforts to protect and restore ecosystems. Defenders of Wildlife supported the Regional Workshops through a web presentation describing how the portal will record, track, and map on-the-ground conservation projects.
N.C. State University
The North Carolina State University Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP) provided support and assistance with workshop registration and on-line publicity of workshop dates. FEOP works cooperatively with public and private organizations to develop and facilitiate forums for discussion and exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives on sustainable natural resource management and stewardship.
For more information on broader issues related to climate change in North Carolina, visit www.climatechange.nc.gov