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Vulnerability Assessment & Scenario Planning Workshop for Maui, Lāna‘i, and Kaho‘olawe

August 16-17 • Wailuku, HI • Cameron Center
Natural and cultural resource managers today are faced with many challenges, including an uncertain but changing climate. This is the first of two workshops that will focus on Maui, Lāna‘i, and Kaho‘olawe as part of the Hawaiian Islands Climate Synthesis Project. It will use expert input to assess the vulnerability of key natural and cultural resources to climate change, and develop a common understanding of the range of possible future climate conditions and what those changes could mean for resources.
Workshop Objectives:
  1. Provide participants with baseline knowledge and understanding of climate trends (current, historic, projected future) for Maui, Lāna‘i, and Kaho‘olawe.
  2. Assess vulnerabilities of habitats to climate change including sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity.
  3. Provide baseline socioeconomic and ecosystem services knowledge and assess related vulnerabilities.
  4. Review and select associated climate drivers important for habitats and ecosystem services, and develop alternative future scenarios.
  5. Discuss how alternative future scenarios could impact habitats and services.
Agenda & Speakers
Jeff Burgett, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative: Climate Trends for Maui, Lāna‘i, and Kaho‘olawe
Rachel M. Gregg, EcoAdapt: Scenario Planning and Climate Change
Reading & Resources
Rowland, E.L., M.S. Cross, and H. Hartmann. 2014. Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 170 p.
For more information, contact Rachel M. Gregg at