2012 GLISA Small Grant: How Sensitive Are Agricultural Best Management Practices and Models to Climate Change?
To help protect both people and nature influenced by agriculturally-dominated watersheds in the Great Lakes region, the research, conservation, and agricultural outreach community must collaborate to understand how climate change will influence the success of conservation practices typically employed to protect ecological systems. Conservation practices in the watersheds of the Great Lakes region focus on connecting agricultural and ecological systems together through best management practices (BMPs) to reduce environmental stress and affect policy changes. The project team studied and assessed the vulnerabilities of BMPs related to climate change to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of agriculturally focused conservation practices in the Great Lakes basin.
Contact(s): Dr. Kimberly Hall, The Nature Conservancy