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Your Climate Refuge: hotter, drier, and no less wild

Wednesday November 29th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union, Rm 312

What does climate change mean for the special places we love, the ecosystems we rely on for water, resources and recreation? How are we going to protect the forests and rivers, mountains and meadows in our region? 

KS Wild has just assembled the best available science in a comprehensive report (read the one page summary or see the entire report) to help guide us toward the answers. While our forests and rivers are at risk, they will also serve as our greatest asset in a changing climate. Come hear all about it!

Join in this free community event in collaboration with: 

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All are welcome: come join KS Wild, local scientsits, climate advocates and friends! 

  •  Join us for presentations and discussions from local scientists and advocates
  •  Learn how to get involved and network with others fighting for the future


BACKGROUND:
What are we to do?
We are told that we must do everything we can to halt climate change - including slowing down greenhouse gas emissions and fighting fossil fuel projects.

But, that’s only half of the battle. 
We also have to admit that climate change is happening now and act to prepare the Klamath-Siskiyou landscapes for the changing climate. 

Diversity works to our advantage:
The Klamath-Siskiyou has long been known as a climate refuge. We are blessed with landscapes, plants, and animals of stunning diversity. That diversity is a source of resilience if properly managed. Since those landscapes are mostly public lands, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hold the keys to success.

Learn more at the event!
Our new report, “Hotter, Drier, No Less Wild,” assembles over 160 scientific studies to detail the changes we should expect and to direct land managers in the steps they must take to steer the region through the climate crisis. 
 

Later Event: February 10
16th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest