Alberta’s Burrowing Owls are facing increased development pressures and a changing climate. This report highlights adaptation strategies that could support this species in changing climate conditions and a projected increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
Summary of 2013 field research assessing the use of assisted migration as a potential tool for conserving dispersal-limited plant species, using two model species: northern blazing star and long-leaved bluets.
A plan to engage key stakeholders from municipalities, municipal organizations and organizations involved in climate change adaptation planning to test the provisional Adapt-action tool.
A description of how the use of narratives, or stories built around specific climate change issues, in the Adapt-action tool will guide the user from information on the projected changes in their region through to understanding strategies they can use to build a climate-change-resilient communities.
A review of climate change adaptation strategies that incorporate ecosystem-based approaches to reduce the impacts of climate change on the environmental, social and economic well-being of communities.
A summary of existing and potential future impacts of climate change on the well-being of communities in the prairie region of southern Alberta.
Summary of 2013 field research on the influences of climate on the hibernation patterns of the Columbian ground squirrel.
A risk assessment for 16 potentially new invasive plant species to Alberta that combines invasiveness and climate change-related risk.
Summary of 2013 field research assessing the vulnerability of two rare grassland birds, the Burrowing Owl and Ferruginous Hawk to extreme weather.