From our data visualization portal and presentations, to infographics and art collections, the Connecting Wildlands and Communities team has developed an extensive collection of products so you can dive deeper into the research and results.
Browse through the CWC products below.
Data Visualization Portal
Data Visualization Portal
This data portal is home to the project's data visualization and planning tools such as interactive maps, adaptation menus, case studies, and more. The data presented falls into four main focal areas: Climate, Water Sustainability, Wildfire Risk, and Biodiversity and Conservation.
Regional Planning Survey
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.
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
"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.
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.
Practical Applications: Bridging Boundaries for Climate Adaptation
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?"
"The ability to adapt to climate change."
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?"
"By convening Tribal and other partners, by bringing science and data to bear, and to assist with informing decision making."
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?"
"Data and maps on carbon sequestration, wildlife connectivity, fire impacts, and changes in precipitation and temperature."
Regional Environmental Planner, San Diego Association of Governments
Climate Art Fellowship
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."
Resilient Connections Storymap
Youth Artist Audrey Carver collaborated with the CWC Team to create an ESRI Storymap depicting the project team’s climate data and partner’s stories.
ESRI ArcGIS Map
The CWC project has finalized the selection of watersheds that will make up the primary study area for the project. The refined list of 55 watersheds prioritizes areas of focus based on project goals and stakeholder feedback.
Watersheds shown in darker blue indicate where enhanced water data will be available. Click "View Larger Map" to see more detail and then click on each watershed to see more information.