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Connecting Wildlands
& Communities

Products

From presentations and infographics to art collections and interactive tools, the Connecting Wildlands and Communities team has developed an extensive collection of multimedia products so you can dive deeper into the research and results.

Browse through the CWC products below.

Project Overview

 

CWC Project Overview

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A brief overview of the CWC project scope, goals, and results, produced by Condor Visual Media for the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum.

Virtual Town Hall

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The Virtual Town Hall brought together over 120 diverse stakeholders on April 24, 2020.

Read the Re-Cap  |   View all Q&As

CWC Project Introduction

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An introduction to the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project by Dr. Megan Jennings.

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Project One-Pager

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Project Infographic

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Project Inputs

 

Regional Planning Survey

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In early 2020, the CWC team requested input from planners in our region about how they currently integrate data into their planning practices and what data or visualization tools they are familiar with or currently use. This anonymous survey provided valuable information for the CWC project teams as they build and finalize deliverables for planners in our region to utilize.
The survey results have been compiled into 6 different feedback themes: Water sustainability, wildfire impacts, biodiversity protection, carbon sequestration, planning practices, and collaboration with Tribal representatives.

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WATER SUSTAINABILITY

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WILDFIRE IMPACTS

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BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

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CARBON SEQUESTRATION

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PLANNING PRACTICES

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TRIBAL COLLABORATION

Stakeholder Feedback

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In three interactive feedback meetings and through an online feedback survey, we received input on all aspects of the CWC project. In general, stakeholders told us they were most interested in seeing the results of this project in the form of geospatial layers, a tool for data visualization and decision support, case studies, and webinars. More specifically, we got the following feedback for each topic area: Fire, Water, Biodiversity, Planning

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FIRE

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WATER

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BIODIVERSITY

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PLANNING

Project Outputs

 

"Domains of Refugia" Framework

Connecting Wildlands and Communities project team members have developed a new framework to help us understand and locate areas of refuge that can protect plants and animals from multiple threats. "A Landscape-Scale Framework to Identify Refugia from Multiple Stressors" was published in Conservation Biology on October 26, 2021.

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Domains of Refugia

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Dominios de los refugios

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SWAF 2021 Presentations and Panels

The 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum held on April 6-8 highlighted the CWC project as a model, with Day 1 featuring the project team and partners.

Opening: Project Overview

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These two videos provide an overview to the CWC project and to Day 1 of the Southwest Adaptation Forum.

Fire: Research & Applications

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The Fire Team demonstrates data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Water: Research & Applications

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The Water Team demonstrated data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Climate Change and Natural Landscapes: Research & Applications 

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The Climate Change and Natural Landscapes Team demonstrated data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Practical Applications: Bridging Boundaries for Climate Adaptation

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The Planning Team and members of the Technical Advisory Group shared how they have been working to incorporate the CWC data and tools into their planning efforts in Southern California. A live panel discussion followed, with practitioners from across the southwest sharing how they're integrating science into climate adaptation.

See the sliders below for more testimonials not included in the "Practitioner Perspectives" video.

"WHAT DOES CLIMATE RESILIENCE MEAN TO YOU?"
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"The ability to adapt to climate change."

Sarah Bliss
Cultural Resources Manager, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
"HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE CONNECTING WILDLANDS AND COMMUNITIES PROJECT HELPING TO INFORM CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?"
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"By convening Tribal and other partners, by bringing science and data to bear, and to assist with informing decision making."

Rob Roy
Environmental Director, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians
"WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS OR OUTCOMES OF THE CWC PROJECT YOU'RE MOST INTERESTED IN OR EXCITED ABOUT?"
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"Data and maps on carbon sequestration, wildlife connectivity, fire impacts, and changes in precipitation and temperature."

Sarah Pierce
Regional Environmental Planner, San Diego Association of Governments

Closing Remarks

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Megan Jennings concluded an exciting day of discussions and gave us an idea of what's next. 

Climate Art Fellowship

Art Series

The CWC Team, in partnership with the Climate Science Alliance, was excited to host Kim Reasor as our 2020 Climate Art Fellow to translate the themes and results of this work into an art series, "Connected Lands. Connected People."