Climate Change

Climate change will have major impacts on watersheds and fishery resources over the next 50-100 years. Berkley Conservation Institute will encourage US and Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the rate of climate change over the century. We must also incorporate the expectation of climate change impacts in natural resource management decisions made today. Another key issue for 2012/13 will be to help sportsmen understand the potential impacts to fish and wildlife and to push for strategic investment and long term management strategies by America’s fish and wildlife management agencies. In 2008 we co-authored a major report outlining a pragmatic, realistic strategy to restore Pacific Salmon. We will work with the media to communicate strategies to protect and restore wildlife in the age of global warming. In 2011, we were invited many times to speak on this topic to sportsmen’s groups and fish/wildlife professionals.