The First Annual Event
The first annual International Seminar on Climate Change and Natural Resources Management (Seminar) took place from May 9-30, 2010 in California and Washington, D.C. This year's Seminar served as a pilot under the United States Forest Service International Programs (USFS IP) and involved 23 participants from 22 different countries, as well as 7 leadership team members from USFS IP, the University of California Davis and the Training Resources Group (TRG).
A Broad Spectrum of Issues
According to the Seminar Leadership Team (SLG), the Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Seminar was designed to stimulate interaction and learning on a broad spectrum of issues related to climate change and its implications for natural resources management. Through field site visits, class and field instruction, guest lectures by recognized experts, participant presentations and facilitated discussions, the participants learned about assessing the likely impact of climate change on natural systems, alternative land management techniques, institutional responses, adaptation strategies, and mitigation measures for responding to the impacts of climate change. While exchanging ideas and experiences with colleagues from around the world, the Seminar's intent was to foster a learning environment where ideas and management practices can be applied in the participants' home countries.