CCRC Video Library

Resevoir with mountain the background

In the Northwest, temperature increases, decreases in snowfall events and declining April snowpack are examples of recent trends. Philip Mote discusses the climate system and patterns of variability.

Presenter: Philip Mote
Managers do a climate adaptation excercise

If you are unsure about where to begin integrating climate change into natural resource planning, you are not alone. This presentation offers some useful suggestions.

Presenter: Scott Fitzwilliams
maple seedlings

An overview of a set of tools that assess how climate change might influence tree distributions in the eastern U.S.

Presenter: Louis Iverson
forested road

Genetic risk assessments help forest managers understand where forests are at greatest risk and to decide where to invest limited resources.

Presenter: Kevin Potter
Cloud-covered mountains in the Pacific Northwest

The Olympic and Tahoe National Forests used climate change focus groups to assess climate change vulnerabilities and identify adaptation options.

Presenter: Dave Peterson
forest managers discuss options

A presentation on a philosophical approach to managing lands under climate change, and an overview of the report Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources.

Presenter: Jill Baron
Forested  Path

Treating adaptation as a 4-step process: define the issue, do a vulnerability assessment, come up with adaptation strategies and implement the strategy.

Presenter: Dave Spittlehouse
Forested path

Describes a research-management partnership for adapting to climate change between the Olympic National Forest, Pacific Northwest Research Station and University of Washington.

Presenter: Kathy O'Halloran and Dave Peterson
Discussing management options

Adapting to climate change by promoting science-management collaboration among agencies - an example from northern Colorado.

Presenter: Jill Baron
forest after a wildfire

The Alder Spring project in the Mendocino National Forest is a case study in climate change mitigation.

Presenter: Mark Nechodom
tree planting

Forest management options for reducing carbon emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration in forests.

Presenter: Maria Janowiak
Forest in the fall

See how military installations in the State of Illinois are being used to study potential ecosystem responses to climate change.

Presenter: William Hargrove for James Westervelt
Stream through the mountains

The CCRC was developed as a resource for land managers. Hear about the history and contents of the CCRC from one of the the originators, Michael Furniss.

Presenter: Michael Furniss
Logs being transported by truck

What is a carbon neutrality number and how can we ensure that wood used to produce energy makes sense from a carbon offset standpoint?

Presenter: Ken Skog
Mountain slope with boulders

An overview of 23 climate model and their results. The use of multiple model approaches provides a range of outcomes for mangers to work from.

Presenter: Dominique Bachelet
Northwestern mountains with snow

Philip Mote, a reviewer for IPCC reports, presents evidence of emerging human influence on climate and observed Pacific Northwest temperature change and corresponding hydrologic shifts in the 20th century.

Presenter: Philip Mote
Trees subject to stressors

The effect of disturbances, such as increased fires and insect attacks, will drive ecosystem change as much or more than warmer temperatures from climate change.

Presenter: Dave Peterson
streambank

Describes a range of options for addressing climate change in the NEPA process.

Presenter: Levi Brekke
Discussing management options

See what managers can do in the face of climate change from the Climate Toolkit Project.

Presenter: Linda Joyce
Sampling fish in a stream

There is a great deal of scientific information being generated on how aquatic ecosystems may respond to climate change. How do we begin to apply this information and use it in management?

Presenter: Bruce Rieman
Small rocky stream

Implications of climate change on western fishes, some of the most at-risk species in the U.S.

Presenter: Peter Bisson
swimming bull trout

Climate impacts on streams in interior locations in the western U.S. may differ significantly from those in coastal locations - learn what this may mean for the future of bull trout.

Presenter: Dan Isaak

What is really going on in Pacific Northwest forests? Learn about climate impacts on tree species and vegetation distribution, tree growth, forest carbon, fire and insect disturbances, and infrastructure.

Presenter: Jeremy Littell
historic winter temperature data

Climate model simulations suggest that for the Pacific Northwest, the cold years of the future will look like the warm years of the past.

Presenter: Nate Mantua
Stream bank

Learn about recent climate change litigation and potential future litigation, especially for water. Includes recommendations for addressing concerns over water.

Presenter: Randy Bramer
Map of drought index, western US

An introduction to general climate change, global climate models, and using downscaled climate data to simulate changes over western North America.

Presenter: Steve Hostetler
Working on a demonstration project as part of the CCRF

The Climate Change Case Study in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the ecosystems evaluated, modeling used, and vulnerability assessments performed.

Presenter: Chris Swanston
Coastal islands

The summer drought of 2002 in the Olympic Peninsula, caused stream drying - how did this affect fish species?

Presenter: John McMillan
Salmon swimming underwater

Learn about climate change and the factors that affect marine food webs and the growth and survival of salmon in the northern California current.

Presenter: Ed Casillas
Stream on Boise National Forest

How do changing temperatures and precipitation patterns drive hydrologic processes, such as snowmelt timing, soil moisture, flood seasonality, and more?

Presenter: Charles Luce
map of vegetation community data

A review on the complexities of managing ecosystems under uncertainty about future changes.

Presenter: Ronald P. Neilson
Stream in a valley

Building a stream temperature database to use in aquatic climate change vulnerability assessments.

Presenter: Dan Isaak
Device for collecting FIA data

Learn about early signals of migration for tree species in the Pacific coastal U.S. and recent research findings from scientists in Oregon

Presenter: Heather Lintz
Cabin in the woods

Climate change adaptation will involve human interactions with the forest as well as ecological considerations.

Presenter: Susanne Moser
Downscaled map data

Using multivariate spatio-temporal clustering (MSTC) model projections to determine shifts in climate regimes.

Presenter: Forrest Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
High elevation lakes

Discover the history of the Westwide Climate Initiative and the toolkit project and their roles in developing science-based adaptation strategies.

Presenter: Becky Kerns
high elevation lakes

A quick overview of science-based adaptation tools, as developed by the Westwide Climate Initiative.

Presenter: Jessica Halofsky
fire disturbance in a forest

See how climate change and increased disturbances from fire, insects and other sources will affect the forest carbon cycle. Carbon losses can be fully recovered, if the forest regenerates after the disturbance and if given enough time.

Presenter: Mike Ryan
Fishing in a stream

Dr. Sandra Postel presents on the global challenge that we face in managing water and balancing the demands of humans and ecosystems.

Presenter: Sandra Postel
Map of downscaled temperature data

Scientists forecast how ecosystems might respond to climate change on much smaller scales than the one that the climate models operate on. The models must be downscaled to look at ecosystems.

Presenter: Ronald Neilson
forest variables that regulate carbon fluxes and storage

Learn about gross primary production, photosynthesis, respiration and senescence, and the effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 and ozone on forest stand productivity.

Presenter: Christian Giardina
Remotely sensed image of streambed

Climate-induced changes in streamflow will alter physical stream habitats, including their timing, size, and connectivity. New technologies are developing for examining these changes.

Presenter: Jim McKean
Salmon stream

Learn about the potential impacts of climate change on freshwater anadromous salmonids over their entire life cycle.

Presenter: Gordie Reeves
Elwha river after dam removal

Revegetation strategies and the restoration plan for anadromous fish in the Olympic Peninsula, including the status of the Elwha Dam removal project.

Presenter: Brian Winter
Field, barn and house

How can land managers work with scientists and stakeholders on climate change adaptation?

Presenter: Jeremy Littell
Watershed recovery project in Washington

Linking land-use scenarios to salmon viability measures with models and empirical data from Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.

Presenter: Krista Bartz
Swimming salmon

A summary of what projected hydrologic changes mean for four trout species, and an introduction to how fish distributions may change over the next century.

Presenter: Seth Wenger
A streambank in Washington State

Learn about the water and fishery resources on the Olympic Peninsula, projected climate impacts on these resources, and existing management opportunities.

Presenter: Sam Brenkman
Map of private forestland ownership

Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

Presenter: Sarah Hines
Rows of planted trees

Andrea Tuttle takes a look at forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

Presenter: Andrea Tuttle

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