On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., the Black River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Coordinating Committee is pleased to have Doug Inkley, senior wildlife biologist with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, present on "climate-smart" conservation and restoration. The presentation will be held in the Black River Room of Carlisle Reservation (12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050). Mr. Inkely and the NWF have worked collaboratively with the City of Lorain and Coldwater Consulting, LLC on projects in the lower Black River. He stresses the importance of including climate change as a factor when planning conservation and restoration efforts.
What is "climate-smart?" It means taking climate change into consideration and understanding the effects climate can have on conservation and restoration. Climate change poses different challenges, such as the need to work in new places or protecting animals and plants that were not previously protected. There is a need to integrate the challenges of climate change into existing issues such as pollution and invasive species.
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