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The Rocky Mountain Research Station and the University of Montana invite you to join us for the Social Vulnerability Webinar Series: Communities, Climate Change, and National Forests. The series explores community vulnerability to climate change and how natural resource managers can integrate social vulnerability assessment into planning and decision-making.
The Social Vulnerability Webinar Series is sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Human Dimensions Science Program and the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation.
January 21, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Mountain: An Introduction to the Concept of Social Vulnerability
Dan Williams, Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Laurie Yung, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
Daniel Murphy, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
Paige Fischer, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
To effectively respond to climate induced landscape changes, land management agencies need methods and tools for conducing social vulnerability assessments and improving the adaptive capacity of human communities near and/or dependent on National Forests and other public lands. The first webinar in this series will introduce the concepts of social vulnerability and adaptive capacity and discuss why these concepts are relevant to public land management.
Program Director: Ray Callaway
Project Administrator: Todd Kipfer
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620