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‚ÄčA scenario planning exercise focused on climate change, land use, and moose in the Northeast U.S. is being undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Northeast Climate Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey), and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Phase 1 of the scenario planning process involves the identification of key features and drivers within the focus system. This newsletter summarizes the scientific state of knowledge and associated uncertainties from a workshop held at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife headquarters in Westborough, MA on 4–5 February 2015.
Scenario planning, while not a new process, is relatively new to applications in conservation and natural resource management. Not surprisingly, managers want to learn about scenario planning to help them understand whether incorporating it into their current planning processes will provide desired outcomes and is the best use of their time. This newsletter summarizes the recently attended Northeast Moose Group Meeting as well as a session on scenario planning at the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) annual meeting highlighting ongoing efforts in the region. The aim in broadening our engagement is to share information, exchange ideas, and build from others’ endeavors with relevance to...
Scenario planning is one decision support method that can help natural resource managers incorporate information about uncertain future changes in climate into management decisions. To provide a proof of concept of the value of scenario planning in helping managers prepare for climate change, we conducted a pilot scenario planning effort aimed at helping state agencies in the northeastern United States develop climate-informed moose management goals and actions. To encourage participation by wildlife managers, we provided several opportunities for them to learn about scenario planning and examples of its application in natural resource management. We shared this information via guidance documents on incorporating...
After an absence throughout much of the 20th century, moose began to re-colonize New York and other southerly sections of their historic range over the last 30 years (Wattles and DeStefano 2011), including the Adirondack Park and surrounding areas. Sightings by the public and private forest land owners and road and other mortalities have confirmed its presence in the state, but total number, density, and distribution remain unknown for New York. High densities coupled with health and productivity issues in adjacent states and provinces have prompted New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) wildlife biologists/managers to initiate research to address questions about the moose population in northern...