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Monday, January 29 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
SYMPOSIA-05: Adapting to Climate Change: Tools for Managers of Inland Glacial Lakes

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AUTHORS. Ralph W. Tingley III, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Craig P. Paukert, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Peter C. Jacobson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Gretchen Hansen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Greg Sass, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ABSTRACT. Successful climate adaptation for inland fisheries requires approaches that promote ecological resilience, support resilient management strategies, and establish or support long-term monitoring efforts.  These broad concepts provide guidance to management agencies but are daunting tasks that are often difficult to implement given multiple barriers to action, such as lack of funding, limited political support, and difficulty in integrating assessments of climate vulnerability into tangible management actions.  Across the glacial lakes of the Midwest, the growing number of climate vulnerability assessments offer opportunities for managers to address climate adaptation, if tangible approaches to implementation are available.  In support of the proliferation of climate change adaptation, we review the published literature as well as on-going management efforts to identify adaptation strategies that are relevant to glacial lakes fisheries.  We place heavy emphasis on strategies that address critical barriers to climate adaptation action, including surpassing financial barriers by meeting adaptation objectives through inherently linked management initiatives (e.g., prioritizing terrestrial conservation in the context of ecological resilience of cold-water lakes).  We also propose multiple opportunities to support climate adaptation in the glacial lakes region, including tailoring existing climate adaption frameworks to meet needs of fisheries managers and the development of region-wide representations of important conservation areas to support collaboration among agencies and other stakeholders. 

Monday January 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm CST