Options for National Parks and Reserves for adapting to climate change

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2009

Author(s): 

Baron, J.S., L. Gunderson, C.D. Allen, E. Fleishman, D.H. McKenzie, L.A. Meyerson, J. Oropeza, and N. Stephenson

Suggested Citation: 

Baron, J.S., L. Gunderson, C.D. Allen, E. Fleishman, D.H. McKenzie, L.A. Meyerson, J. Oropeza, and N. Stephenson. 2009. Options for National Parks and Reserves for adapting to climate change. Environmental Management. 44(6): 1033-1042.

Past and present climate has shaped the valued ecosystems currently protected in parks and reserves, but future climate change will redefine these conditions. Continued conservation as climate changes will require thinking differently about resource management than we have in the past; we present some logical steps and tools for doing so…