Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Forests of the North Cascades

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this evening is Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Forests of the North Cascades, with Dave Peterson of the U.S. Forest Service. It is co-sponsored with the Skagit Climate Science Consortium.

Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns are altering the forests of Northwest Washington, affecting forest structure and productivity, wildlife connectivity, fire and flood disturbance, road maintenance costs, recreational access, and more. These changes create substantial management and economic implications for federal, state, and private forest lands alike.

This talk will address how Northwest forests are expected to change as the climate continues to shift, and how agencies are adapting to increase the resilience of forest and infrastructure and reduce the economic impacts of climate change.

Dr. David Peterson is a research biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and Director of the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. He has conducted research on the effects of climate change and fire on forest ecosystems throughout western North America, has published over 200 scientific articles and three books. As a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was the lead author for the book Climate Change and United States Forests. Dave lives on his family’s tree farm in Skagit County.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings, or simply join us for the presentation around 7:00. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit

05:45 PM


Anacortes Senior Activity Center