The Douglas County Global Warming Coalition is pleased to partner with the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society to present Climate Change — A Bird’s Eye View: How Global Warming Impacts Birds of the Pacific NW. Tuesday, October 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, Oregon.
John Alexander, PhD, Executive Director and co-founder of the Klamath Bird Observatory will be the guest speaker.
John was recently interviewed by Emily Hoard of The News Review about his upcoming presentation in Roseburg. CLICK HERE to see the article.
During this presentation John will elaborate on the following issues relating to bird conservation and climate change:
- Climate change will make things worse for birds that are already of conservation concern — e.g., Ocean and Hawaiian Birds.
- Many species that were not previously considered of conservation concern may now be of concern due to the threat of climate change to their populations.
- Birds in every habitat will be effected.
- The bird conservation community is working to address with ecological impacts of Climate Change.
- New and improving data management and habitat mapping capabilities, along with the ability to compile and disseminate large quantities of information, are providing tools that inform decisions abut lessening the impacts of climate change.
- Strategies must change from a tradition that considers historic landscape conditions as the framework for protecting and restoring landscapes to one that also considers ecological function and processes to addresses projected future environmental conditions.
- To manage for ecosystems are that are resilient to the effects of climate change we must manage for intact natural ecological processes including disturbance associated with fire and flooding.