On April 28th, NCAP facilitated a climate change education workshop for Mount Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest (MBSNF). The workshop took place at Everett Community College in Everett, WA, and was attended by approximately 80 participants, including representatives from the Forest Service, Seattle City Light, the EPA, tribal partners, and others. The day began with an introduction from MBSNF Forest Supervisor, Rob Iwamoto, on his vision for climate change action, followed by a presentation from Tom DeMeo (USFS PNW Region) on the regional climate change strategy for the Pacific Northwest. Basics of climate change science and expected effects on natural resources in the PNW were presented by several members of the University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group and Forest Service resource managers. Cindy Tencick of MBSNF concluded the day with an update on the current MBSNF response to climate change. This workshop marked the completion of the climate change education phase of the NCAP.
The workshop agenda with links to all presentations is available here.