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Workshop: Preparing Urban Green Spaces in the Lake Superior Watershed for Climate Change

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October 30, 2018
Times TBA
Lake Superior Estuarium
3 Marina Drive
Superior, WI

Managers of urban green spaces face the challenge of developing and implementing actions to respond to the effects of changes in climate. This workshop is intended for municipal foresters, planners, park managers, consulting arborists, nursery professionals, landscape architects, and others who are interested in learning more about adapting urban green spaces to the effects of climate change.

Morning session: Preparing for Climate Change

This session will address:

  • The effects of climate change in the Lake Superior region and its urban green spaces, including forests, gardens, and natural areas.
  • Resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into urban green space management.
  • Adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable urban green space management.
  • Real-world examples of adaptation projects.

Afternoon session: Adaptation Planning and Practices

This hands-on session will focus on identifying actions for incorporating climate adaptation into real-world projects. Participants can bring their own projects or work from existing examples.

Example projects: https://forestadaptation.org/demonstration-projects

The workshop is organized by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Northern Forests Climate Hub, Levy Tree Care, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and Minnesota Sea Grant.

Registration

https://forestadaptation.org/UrbanSpaces-2018

Contact

Kristen Schmitt, kmschmit@mtu.edu, 218-626-4334



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