Acadia National Park climate change scenario planning workshop summary

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This report summarizes outcomes from a two-day scenario planning workshop for Acadia National Park, Maine. The primary objective of the workshop was to help Acadia senior leadership make management and planning decisions based on up-to-date climate science and assessments of future uncertainty. The workshop was also designed as a training program, helping build participants' capabilities to develop and use scenarios. The details of the workshop are given in later sections. The climate scenarios presented here are based on published global climate model output. The scenario implications for resources and management decisions are based on expert knowledge distilled through scientist-manager interaction during workgroup break-out sessions at the workshop. Thus, the descriptions below are from these small-group discussions in a workshop setting and should not be taken as vetted research statements of responses to the climate scenarios, but rather as insights and examinations of possible futures. Here we provide the main conclusions from the scenario planning workshop.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Acadia National Park climate change scenario planning workshop summary
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher National Park Service
Contributing office(s) Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 50 p.
Country United States
State Maine
Other Geospatial Acadia National Park
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