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Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Climate Adaptation Using Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD): Examples in Acadia National Park and Bandelier National Monument

The Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) framework helps managers make informed, purposeful choices about how to respond to the trajectory of environmental change and supports collaborations across large landscapes. This symposium will feature speakers discussing RAD-informed projects in two national parks, and will include Indigenous perspectives from both areas. After the presentations, we will hold breakout group discussions to address questions to help identify obstacles to making RAD decisions and practices that may help managers and researchers use this approach at other locations.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Status of RAD thinking in NPS, Gregor Schuurman, National Park Service, Climate Change Response Program
  • Examples in Acadia National Park, Abe Miller-Rushing, National Park Service, Acadia National Park, and Nick Fisichelli, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
  • Wabanaki perspectives on climate adaptation, Darren Ranco, University of Maine
  • Examples in Bandelier National Monument, Scott McFarland, National Park Service, formerly at Bandelier National Park (currently at NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies)
  • Pueblo perspectives on climate adaptation, Kai-t Blue-Sky, Pueblo of Cochiti

We will hold several additional Acadia National Park Science Symposium sessions in late 2021 and early 2022 on subjects like early-career opportunities and the research permit process.

Venue – The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration has closed.


October 19, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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