State Wildlife Action Plans: Lessons learned in adapting for an era of climate change

Event Type: 
Other Webinar
Date and Time: 
Jul 31, 2013 (All day)

Time: 11am-12:30pm MDT


Hosts: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Federation have developed a series of web conferences to increase communication and transfer of technical information between conservation professionals regarding the increasing challenges from climate change. This program is being facilitated by the USFWS's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Applied Landscape Conservation Team.


  • Naomi Edelson, NWF
  • Austin Kane, NWF
  • Chris Hilke, NWF
  • Patty Glick, NWF
  • Lynn Helbrecht, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Chris Burkett, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Joe Racette, New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Description: State Wildlife Action Plans are the blueprint in each state for wildlife conservation aimed at preventing wildlife from becoming endangered, and thus will be especially important in an era of climate change.  The Plans are mandated by Congress for revision in 2015.  State wildlife agencies and their many partners (federal, state, NGO, etc.) are working now to update these plans. We showcase the work of several state wildlife agencies to integrate climate change into these Action Plans and share lessons learned.  This information is valuable everyone engaged in conservation planning initiatives.

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