[gis_info] FW: Guide to Coastal Climate Planning Tools now available at www.natureserve.org/climatetoolsguide!

BRAGG John john.bragg at state.or.us
Thu Mar 14 09:42:52 PDT 2013


FYI, the following from NatureServe. The link is to a guide for selecting coastal climate planning tools from the Ecosystem-based Management Tool Network.


John Bragg, Coastal Training Program Coordinator
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
PO BOX 5417
John.bragg at state.or.us<mailto:John.bragg at state.or.us>

541-888-5558 ext. 29

Improving the stewardship of Pacific Northwest estuaries and coastal watersheds

EBM TOOLs Network Releases Free guide to coastal climate planning tools

Arlington, Virginia (March 14, 2013)—The potential impacts of climate change are already influencing the choices that coastal communities, resource managers, and conservation practitioners are making for ecosystems and infrastructure. To help planners and managers prepare for the far-reaching effects of these changes, the EBM Tools Network today released a free publication, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning: A guide for selecting tools to assist with ecosystem-based climate planning.

The guide is designed to assist practitioners responsible for understanding and preparing for climate-related effects. By focusing on software and web-based applications that leverage geospatial information, Tools for Coastal Adaptation Planning will help these professionals account for the health and well-being of ecosystems and human communities in projects and plans.

The guide targets practitioners and decision makers involved in conservation, local planning, and the management of coastal zones, natural resources, protected areas, habitat, and watersheds in the coastal United States including the Great Lakes. In addition to detailed information about a key collection of visualization, modeling, and decision support tools, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning offers instructive case studies about how other professionals have successfully applied the tools in a several coastal communities in the United States. Professionals from inland and international regions will also benefit from the guide’s tool information and lessons.

Funded with the support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning can be downloaded for free at www.natureserve.org/climatetoolsguide<http://www.natureserve.org/climatetoolsguide>.

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For more information

Sarah Carr, Ph.D.
Coordinator, EBM Tools Network
4600 N. Fairfax Dr., 7th Floor,
Arlington, VA 22203

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The Coastal-Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network (www.ebmtools.org<http://www.ebmtools.org>) is a respected global network of conservation and resource management practitioners coordinated by NatureServe. The network promotes methods and tools for improving conservation and management in coastal and marine environments and their watersheds.

NatureServe (www.natureserve.org<http://www.natureserve.org>) is an international conservation nonprofit dedicated to providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action. Its network of more than 80 member organizations collects and maintains a unique body of knowledge about the species and ecosystems of the Western Hemisphere. Its scientists, technologists, and other professionals build on this scientific information to provide information products, data management tools, and biodiversity expertise that helps meet local, national, and global conservation needs throughout the Americas and around the world.

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