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Sunday, February 5 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Workshop: Integrating Weather and Climate Information Into Management Decisions

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ORGANIZER: Martha Shulski, University of Nebraska Lincoln

PRESENTERS: Martha Shulski, University of Nebraska Lincoln, School of Natural Resources

OVERVIEW: Climate change is a developing threat to fish and wildlife populations across the Midwestern U. S. There is a wealth of information on historical and projected climate conditions, and local and regional service offices track current conditions and impacts in near real-time. But which information source is best for which purpose? This workshop aims to increase the capacity of fish and wildlife professionals to identify, access and understand local and regional climate information sources salient to decision making.

A morning plenary session will cover the following topics: regional climate basics, historical trends and variability, and future climate projections. Throughout the morning participants will access the information themselves, developing the necessary skills to use climate information in their own offices. Afternoon breakout sessions will identify climate information needs and specific climate metrics salient to fish and wildlife management decisions. The wrap up plenary will focus on information sources for the identified lists of metrics. 
Attendees are encouraged to bring a personal laptop computer to work through climate websites and examples.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Advanced students, Professionals, intermediate to advanced

FEES: $30. Sign-up on the registration form; lunch is on your own. 

Sunday February 5, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm CST
Grand Ballroom B/C