December 5, 2012 - Presentations and Agenda

The Climate Connection Workshop Series:
Climate Variability and Impacts to South Carolina's Natural Resources

Where: Greenville County Government Complex, 301 University Ridge Ste. 4800, Greenville, SC 29601, Conference Room A

Time Topic
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
Ken Rentiers
SCDNR- Land, Water and Conservation Division, Deputy Director
9:15 – 9:35 am SC Climate Trends and Variability 1901-2010 PDF
Hope Mizzell
SCDNR- SC State Climatologist
9:35 – 9:55 am Understanding South Carolina's Climate Controls Presentation PDF
Ivetta Abramyan
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, State Climatology Office Research Assistant
9:55 – 10:15 am Water Level Trends in Aquifers of South Carolina PDF
Scott Harder
SCDNR-Land, Water and Conservation, Hydrologist
10:15 – 10:35 am Break
10:35 – 11:00 am Effects of Changing Climate Patterns on Freshwater Habitats PDF
Mark Scott
SCDNR-Freshwater Fisheries Research Biologist
11:00 – 11:25 am What's Going on With My Trees: Climate Effects on Forest Health PDF
Laurie Reid
SC Forestry Commission, Forest Health Specialist
11:25 – 11:50 pm Managing Wildland Fire in Rapidly Changing Times PDF
Johnny Stowe
SCDNR-Wildlife Biologist and Heritage Preserve Manager
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 1:55 pm Climate Change: Realities and Communication Challenges
David Shelly
Education Coordinator, Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center Congaree National Park
1:55 – 2:20 pm Economic Impacts of Changing Lake Levels in the Savannah River Basin PDF
SC Water Resources Center, Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs
2:20 – 2:45 pm Urban Growth Along the I-85 Corridor PDF
Jeff Allen
Director, SC Water Resources Center, Interim Director, Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs
2:45 – 3:00 pm South Carolina's Wildlife Action Plan PDF
Derrell Shipes
SCDNR-Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, Chief of Statewide Projects, Research, and Survey
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm Open discussion, Facilitated With Audience Response Technology

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