Climate Adaptation in the Sandy: Resiliency Strategies for the New Normal

Sandy Delta students

Students test water quality at the Sandy River Delta

What do warmer summers, shifting snowpack levels, changing rain and storm cycles, and lower summer river flows mean for future conservation in the Sandy River? These and other potential impacts of climate change represent the “new normal” that is already showing up in Oregon climate data, and may challenge how we approach restoration efforts for wild salmon and wildlife along the Sandy.

We cordially invite you to an informative day-long workshop exploring how we can adapt to climate change in the Sandy River basin, with a focus on our conservation work at the Sandy River Delta.

February 2014 snowpack

Snowpack levels from February 2014

The event, free to the public, will feature regional experts on climate change, habitat restoration, forest and river ecology leading a discussion of  how conservation can succeed in the face of ongoing and prospective climate change. Pre-registration is requested, by phone or at the link below.

When and where:
Monday, February 27th, 2017
10AM – 3PM
(Sign-in opens at 9:30AM)
Mt Hood Community College Visual Arts Theatre
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Funding for the workshop is provided from a grant by the Wildlife Conservation Society through the Climate Adaptation Fund. Support to establish the Climate Adaptation Fund was provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).

Click here to see a draft agenda with a list of speakers.

To attend Climate Adaptation in the Sandy: Resiliency Strategies for the New Normal, please signup here:

For questions, contact Bill Weiler
bill@sandyriver.org
971-333-0575

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