San Juan Climate Initiative
The SJCI is a grassroots stakeholder and scientist-driven effort to:
- assess existing and potential threats caused by climate change.
- develop strategies to plan for, adapt to, and reduce the effects of climate change on ecosystems and society.
A conference kicked off the effort in October 2006. Scientists and stakeholders discussed what is known about climate change and variability for the San Juan Mountain region, identified information gaps, and determined what stakeholders need in order to mitigate and cope with effects of climate change. Additional efforts include the 2008 Mountain Climate Conference, and the 2010 Managing for Resiliency Climate Conference, both hosted by MSI and held in Silverton, CO.
The success of the SJCI will depend on the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders, including concerned individuals, community organizations, businesses and industries, land managers, local governments and government agencies, existing regional task forces and work groups, university/college faculty and students, and others.
Climate Change Assessment for the San Juan Mountain Region, Southwestern Colorado, USA: A Review of Scientific Research. Prepared by Mountain Studies Institute in cooperation with USDA San Juan National Forest Service and USDOI Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office. Durango, CO.