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Climate Readiness Assessment in Monroe County

Wisconsin Agricultural Landscape
May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Zoom • • Virtual
Applying the WICCI Model at a Community Level
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm


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While climate change is a global issue, ultimately all climate impacts are local. Climate-mediated weather events are affecting communities across Wisconsin with unique impacts driven by local factors such as topography, geology, land use and access to planning and preparedness resources.  

The 2021 Monroe County Climate Readiness and Rural Economic Opportunity Assessment (CRREOA) was a pilot effort to conduct a rapid, comprehensive assessment that brought together climate readiness and conservation-based economic opportunities at a county level. This collaborative effort was initiated in Monroe County, with support from 10 local, state and federal organizations. Members of the Monroe County CRREOA team will share the results of their assessment and implications for use of local climate assessments in community climate preparedness.

Our 2022 Climate & Energy Series continues to explore how Wisconsin leaders are moving beyond incrementalism to transformational action that communicates clear messages. These conversations are designed to foster discussion and peer learning among experts, practitioners, and climate-concerned community members regarding local solutions to global environmental challenges. Join us for these virtual discussions to build a collective sense of purpose, knowledge, and action as we face the many challenges of our time. See our archive of previous series presentations here.

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Fred Clark is the Executive Director for Wisconsin's Green Fire, an organization dedicated to promoting science in conservation.

Bob is the Director of Monroe County Land Conservation Department (LCD) in Sparta, WI, where he initially served as a Soil & Water Conservationist starting in 1989. Bob grew up in a small community called the Arches, in Winona County MN. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management and Soil Science from UW-Stevens Point.

Heather is the Wisconsin's Green Fire Climate Science Fellow and lives in Eagle River. 

Nancy is an Emerita Water Resource Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and lives in Amherst.

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