If you missed our second Winter Nature Night presentation, Climate Change and Oregon--Building Resiliency, download the mp3 file and listen to it from the comfort of your own home.
Kathie Dello, Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service provided useful information and statistics showing us how the State of Oregon is looking at adapting to a variety of climate change scenarios and problems related to those changes. From an increase in wildfires, to shifting hydrological patterns, and changes in forest types, Kathie gave us a glimpse of what the future may hold as Oregon's overall temperatures warm.
Much of the information she provided can be found on the Oregon Climate Service website or on the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute's website under the Publications link. Kathie also co-authored an article entitled “Building Resiliency from Climate Impacts into Oregon Agricultural Systems: Strategies and Challenges” for the June 2011 (92:31) issue of “Rural Connections”, a publication of the Western Rural Development Center. See pp. 57-60.
Don't miss the last presentation in the series, The Three Sisters and Whychus Creek--A Geologic Past and Present.