Whether you’re managing an urban garden plot, ½ acre suburban backyard, 1,000 acres of parkland or a mountain range of wilderness, climate change is becoming the primary issue for most land managers. It’s encouraged many of us accustomed to ecological restoration to transition towards ecological resilience: the ability of a natural landscape to sustain necessary ecological functions and native biodiversity under multiple stressors and changes. Full restoration isn’t always possible, but managing for resilience can create a more sustainable, connected landscape.
Join us to discuss the connective tissue that joins ecosystem resilience with global biodiversity, international wildlife migration and climate adaptation. We’ll look at new and inspiring web-based mapping tools used by leading conservation organizations like The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society and One Earth, and discuss making these tools scalable for neighborhoods or million-acre preserves. We’ll end with accessible, fun citizen science that bring these concepts to life.
Kevin Munroe, Long Island Preserve Director, The Nature Conservancy
Before moving to New York in 2019, Kevin worked as CEO of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and later as a land management specialist with SSU’s Center for Environmental Inquiry. In that role, he led several popular public events on grasshoppers and crickets, animals out after dark, and a spring bird-a-thon. Kevin is a field naturalist with a background in ecological restoration, environmental education and biodiversity preservation, and a self-described nature geek, with a special interest in birds and dragonflies.
No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 16 and up.
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How to Sign Up
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About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.