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Refining Guidance for Incorporating Climate Science and Scenario Planning into National Park Service Resource Stewardship Strategies

Testing and Refining Guidance on Integrating Climate Science, Scenario Planning, and National Park Service Planning
Principal Investigator
Brian Miller

Dates

Start Date
2019-01-01
End Date
2019-09-30
Release Date
2018

Summary

One of the biggest challenges facing resource managers today is not knowing exactly when, where, or how climate change effects will unfold. To help federal land managers address this need, the North Central CASC has been working with the National Park Service to pioneer an approach for incorporating climate science and scenario planning into NPS planning processes, in particular Resource Stewardship Strategies (RSS). These strategies serve as a long-range planning tool for a national park unit to achieve its desired natural and cultural resource conditions, and are used to guide a park’s full spectrum of resource-specific management plans and day-to-day management activities. To support adaptation planning within national parks, [...]

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“Wind Cave National Park; Credit: Holly Chandler, USGS”
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Purpose

Based on experience from the Devils Tower RSS process, DSC staff are developing supplemental guidance on integrating climate science and scenario planning into the RSS processes. The NC CASC, CCRP, and DSC are interested in taking full advantage of this new guidance and the existing partnerships to apply lessons and recommendations from the Devils Tower project to another NPS unit in the North Central domain – Wind Cave National Park. The proposed work presents a valuable opportunity to test and update the guidance, and thereby create a more robust RSS resource that can serve NPS units across a wide range of experience in working with scenario planning and climate science. The findings from the proposed work will also shape future collaborations between the NPS and other Climate Adaptation Science Centers around the country.

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typeTechnical Summary
valueBased on experience from the Devils Tower RSS process, DSC staff are developing supplemental guidance on integrating climate science and scenario planning into the RSS processes. The NC CASC, CCRP, and DSC are interested in taking full advantage of this new guidance and the existing partnerships to apply lessons and recommendations from the Devils Tower project to another NPS unit in the North Central domain – Wind Cave National Park. The proposed work presents a valuable opportunity to test and update the guidance, and thereby create a more robust RSS resource that can serve NPS units across a wide range of experience in working with scenario planning and climate science. The findings from the proposed work will also shape future collaborations between the NPS and other Climate Adaptation Science Centers around the country.
projectStatusCompleted

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year2018
totalFunds47375.0
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typeAward Type
valueInteragency Agreement
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valueG19PG00015
totalFunds47375.0

Wind Cave National Park; Credit: Holly Chandler, USGS
Wind Cave National Park; Credit: Holly Chandler, USGS

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • North Central CASC

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RegistrationUUID NCCWSC 53a434eb-ff13-43f1-a3aa-b362e8508ec6
StampID NCCWSC NC18-CH1539

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