On December 11 and 12 we held our first workshop in a new series about how the region responds to the threat of disruptive climate change. Despite a big snow storm the two days prior, 32 people made it to Paul Smith’s College to spend two days examining six alternative scenarios for how the region might respond. Although there are some tweaks to make to the starting framework, in general the group found the framework useful. We plan to hold more of these workshops starting sometime in May 2015. We would like to develop a half-day version as we did in the original ADK Futures workshop series. In the weeks to come we will be writing a few posts about issues and conclusions raised in this first climate change workshop. For now, you can read the full report on the workshop.
We have been engaged in a scenario planning project about the future of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York under the auspices of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA). The work has proceeded to the point where there is a vision and strategy for the region and now we are beginning to work through various implementation efforts. With so much going on we are going to use this blog as a way to keep everyone informed and up to date. We’ll be posting regularly on efforts we know of or discussions we are having with people throughout the Park.
Since the 2012 CGA Forum, we have prepared a document which summarizes the vision and strategy implied by the results of the workshop series. We have also been starting to track and coordination the various implementation efforts underway. The blog will report regularly and we will maintain the Implementation Status section of this site as well.