Webinar: Developing a dynamic spatial tool to support collaborative regional adaptation planning in Cascadia
Presenters: Andrew Shirk, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Jen Watkins Conservation Northwest and facilitator of the Cascadia Partner Forum; and Carly Vynne, Osprey Insights
Every day we are making decisions that will affect our region—and our options—well into the future. From how we choose to grow as our population expands to what crops we plant – our decisions matter and they must respond to the needs of today and tomorrow. From land use planning at the county scale to resource management plans for several million acres of national forest – our decisions must consider not only the local context but how it fits within a regional context as well. Each of these individual decisions adds up to landscape scale change.
To enable informed decisions in real time that are coordinated to ensure a resilient region into the future, we need a shared strategy across land and management boundaries that utilizes a dynamic tool to support our coordination and planning. Learn more about the process underway in Cascadia to develop this strategy, and the unique tool being developed in partnership with Google to support regional planning, goal setting, and monitoring of the region that may have repeatability and scalability for other regions.