The United States Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service announced a free webinar series. The next webinar, Integrating Social Vulnerability into Planning and Decision-Making, will be hosted on May 6th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. The webinar is limited to 100 participants, so they suggest that employees in a work group participate in the webinar together. The speakers for this webinar presentation include; Laurie Yung, University of Montana, Daniel Williams, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Dan Murphy, University of Cincinnati and Carina Wyborn, World Wildlife Fund Luc Hoffmann.
According to the US Forest Service website, “This interactive webinar will explore how to integrate knowledge of social vulnerability into planning and decision-making processes to improve climate adaptation. Knowledge of the drivers of vulnerability can help managers and decision-makers identify and overcome barriers to effective adaptation….In this webinar, we will consider how to capitalize on the different capacities and information needs that occur at different levels within an agency (e.g. national, regional, local) as well as how the timescale of a decision (e.g. responding to an immediate need versus pursuing a longer-term transformation) might influence how social vulnerability is considered in planning.”
This webinar may assist in planning for long term change. The webinar connection is available 15 minutes prior to the webinar starting. Since participation is limited to 100 attendees, connecting to the webinar early may provide a better opportunity of being able to participate. Past webinar information is available online on the US Forest Service website.