NC CASC Webinar Series
Drought, Wildfire, and Climate Change: From Scenarios to Real Life through the Eyes of a Scientist-Land Manager
Presented by: Koren R. Nydick, Chief of Resource Stewardship at Rocky Mountain National Park
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11a-12p MST
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Scenarios are a great tool to examine possible climate futures, play out potential consequences, and identify preemptive actions to prepare for and adapt to changes. In 2011 as science coordinator at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, I led a fire management futures scenario planning exercise and over the next few years incorporated scenarios into resource stewardship planning for giant sequoias and other priority resources. Almost as soon as the scenarios were written, aspects of them began to play out in real-time, and this experience has continued in my role as Chief of Resource Stewardship at Rocky Mountain National Park. As a result, we are learning about climate change in real-time, including how to react as well as prepare for the future. The emerging picture underscores the urgency of actions to adapt to a changing climate, the critical role of other interacting stressors, and the essential need for triage and prioritization.
About the speaker:
Koren Nydick has been the Chief of Resource Stewardship at Rocky Mountain National Park since 2018, overseeing the park's work on natural and cultural resources, planning and compliance, fire management, and research. Previously, she was an Ecologist and the park's science coordinator at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Before her career in the National Park Service, Koren lived in Colorado for over ten years, including earning a PhD at Colorado State University and working at the Mountain Studies Institute where she coordinated its first climate change workshop in 2006.
Dates for future NC CASC webinars:
March 11th, 2021, 11a-12p MST
April 8, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
May 13, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
June 10, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
July 8, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
August 12, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
September 9, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
October 14, 2021, 11a-12p MDT
November 11, 2021, 11a-12p MST
December 9, 2021, 11a-12p MST