Mapping Pacific Northwest Riparian Areas: Measuring Current Condition And Prioritizing For Climate Change Adaptation

Presenters:

Dr. Meade Krosby, University of Washington

Webinar Date: 7/24/2014


Managing for well-connected landscapes is a key strategy to enhance resilience and ensure the long-term viability of plant and animal populations. Connectivity conservation is also a leading climate adaptation strategy; many species will require highly permeable, well-connected landscapes to maintain dispersal and complete climate-induced range shifts.

Objectives for this project were to produce fine resolution maps identifying riparian areas, their condition, and their climate adaptation potential, for the Pacific Northwest. In this presentation you can hear about results of this project including finalized data layers and reports analyzing prioritized riparian areas for climate adaptation.