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Cultural Resources & Climate Change: Navigating a Precarious Future
Parks around the world contain abundant examples of how climate change is affecting the resources within. In the United States, climate change is giving a new urgency to the National Park Service (NPS) mandate to preserve places that tell the story of the country’s vast geography and complex history “for the benefit of future generations.” The current issue of the open-access journal Parks Stewardship Forum features a collection of articles that share case studies, mitigation strategies, and practical advice concerning the impacts of climate change on a wide range of cultural resources.

This free webinar is moderated by the guest editors of the current issue, Margaret Breuker and Naomi Kroll Hassebroek of the National Park Service. Our guest speakers are Stephanie Shapiro of Environment and Culture Partners and Jeneva Wright of the National Park Service. Shapiro will talk about the importance of mobilizing cultural heritage resources for climate action, and Wright will introduce NPS’s Climate, Science, and Disaster Response Program.

Parks Stewardship Forum is a co-publication of the the University of California–Berkeley’s Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity and the George Wright Society. You can read the current issue at https://escholarship.org/uc/psf or https://parks.berkeley.edu/psf.

The webinar is free and open to the public. To help support these webinars, please consider donating at https://www.georgewrightsociety.org/support-gws-webinars.

Dec 15, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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