State Wildlife Grant - T-45-R

Project Title

Planning for Climate Change: A Collaborative Effort to Develop Recommended Conservation Actions to Meet ND Fish and Wildlife Needs Under Future Climate Scenarios

Target Species

All species

Timeline

July 2014 -- Feb. 2015

Investigators

Dr. Kathryn Yurkonis, Dr. Brett Goodwin, and Dr. Robert Newman, University of North Dakota

Description

Our goal is to develop an addendum chapter for the North Dakota State Wildlife Action Plan that meets the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Voluntary Guidance on incorporating Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans (2009). The proposed project will specifically address three objectives. First, we will summarize predicted climate change scenarios for the Northern Plains and North Dakota. Second, we will document on-going efforts to monitor climate change effects in North Dakota. Finally, we will engage with stakeholders through a regional workshop to assess implications for and develop management recommendations.