2011 MN SCB Annual Meeting:
Conservation in a Changing Climate
March 11, 2011 Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, MNProgram
Conservation Planning and Action in the Legacy Amendment Era
Minnesotan’s passage of the 2008 Legacy Amendment ushered in an unprecedented era for conservation in Minnesota. Providing 25 years of constitutionally-dedicated funds amounting to nearly $187 million per year for habitat, clean water, and parks and trails, the Legacy Amendment created incredible opportunities to achieve a significant conservation legacy. It also coincides with an era of unprecedented ecological, economic, and social change. What has resulted from the first two years of Legacy investments? What are emerging opportunities and challenges? How can we achieve the greatest conservation results in this era of change? How can conservation scientists and practitioners contribute to these results? This symposium will explore these questions through the experiences and perspectives of five panelists and a panel-audience discussion.
Building Adaptive Capacity to Address
Climate Change: Emerging Lessons and Directions