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What can we learn from the last 4 years of drought? Great Basin Climate Forum: April 8, 2015

March 30, 2015

Spring 2015 Great Basin Climate Forum

The spring Great Basin Climate Forum will be held on April 8, 2015, at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. The topic of this spring’s meeting is: “What can we learn from the last 4 years of drought?”. This forum offers presentations in a conversational format and is intended to be of primary interest to public and private resource managers and professionals, tribal members and NGOs. The following speakers and presentation titles are planned:

  • Winter 2014-15 Climate And Hydro Recap, Present Conditions, Spring & Summer Outlooks – Kelly Redmond, Regional Climatologist, Western Regional Climate Center/DRI
  • Air Pollution Increases Forest Susceptibility to Wildfire – Nancy Grulke, Director of the Western Wildlands Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USFS.
  • Drought and Forest Health in the Great Basin and Eastern Sierra – Peter Weisberg, Associate Professor, Dept. Natural Resources and Environmental Science, UNR
  • Can We Squeeze Climate Adaptation into a Natural Resource Manager’s Cramped Decision Space? – Mark Brunson, Professor, Dept. of Environment and Society, Utah State University
  • The Role of Energy in a Sustainable Water Future – Kristen Averyt, Associate Director for Science, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Attendance and lunch are free but registration is required. Please find more information and a registration form at:


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