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Dan Isaak: Climate Shield Cold-Water Refuge for Native Trout
Idaho Rivers United
Dan will explain the data and methodology of Climate Shield and introduce us to the geospatial data for the Boise River watershed, one of the northwest's most important refugia.
Populations of many cold-water species are likely to decline this century with global warming, but declines will vary spatially and some populations will persist even under extreme climate change scenarios. Especially cold habitats could provide important refugia from both future environmental change and invasions by non-native species that prefer warmer waters.
The Climate Shield website hosts geospatial data and related information that describes specific locations of cold-water refuge streams for native Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout across the northwestern U.S.
Forecasts about the locations of refugia could enable the protection of key watersheds, be used to rally support among multiple stakeholders, and provide a foundation for planning climate-smart conservation networks that improve the odds of preserving native trout populations through the 21st century.
May 26, 6:00-7:30 pm
Garden City Library
6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, ID