H2H Conservation in a Changing Climate

Conservation activities are constantly changing to accommodate new challenges and issues, and it’s becoming increasingly important to develop and implement conservation activities that consider the challenges of a changing and uncertain climate.

This workshop, held in December 2014, helped partners involved in the the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative identify the climate change impacts most relevant to the initiative's key focus areas. Additionally, participants applied a ‘climate change filter’ to potential conservation practices in order to identify robust actions that help ecosystems adapt to changing conditions and address conservation priorities.

Agenda, Presentations, & Resources

Workshop Agenda and Worksheets (pdf)

Introduction (pdf) - Bill Labich


Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems (pdf)  - Chris Swanston


Creating Climate-Informed Practices for Local Conservation Efforts (pdf) - Maria Janowiak


The H2H project is funded in part through a grant awarded by the U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry. H2H is part of the Landscape Scale Restoration Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.