Climate Futures Forums

TRIG has been working with partners since 2008 to develop and implement a series of model projects designed to develop and test integrated, whole systems climate preparation planning and policy development. The reports and support material from these projects can be found here.

From 2008-2009, TRIG collaboration with Geos Institute (formerly the National Center for Conservation and Science Policy) and the MAPSS program at the USFS in Corvallis to deliver Climate Futures Forums in the Rogue, Upper Willamette, and Klamath Basins.

Six workshops were also held throughout the Mid and Lower Willamette in the spring of 2010 (including stakeholders from Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Multnomah, Washington and Clackmas counties). Over 200 stakeholders participated in the process, which included evaluating the results of climate projections produced by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, identifying impacts to various sectors, and proposing recommendations to build the resiliency of the region.

An overview of the Climate Futures Forums process is available in Powerpoint (from the 2011 Pacific Northwest Climate Conference) and described on World Wildlife Fund's Climateprep blog.

With modeling support from the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), the Climate Leadership Initiative has produced a document that describes mid and end of century climate projections for the Umatilla River Basin of northern Oregon. The modeling results provides a summary of findings from OCCRI, including projections for temperature, precipitation, streamflow, vegetation, and fire. A webinar presentation that was provided to the Umatilla Basin stakeholders can be found on our watershed page.

Examples of CFF materials: