Sonoran FireAdapt: Mapping fire resilience to inform management in the Sonoran Desert Ecoregion
May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is home to unique species, sites of immense cultural and historical value, and more than 5 million people. This sensitive region is also threatened by a changing fire regime, spurred by climate change, long-term drought, and invasive plants. We used social and climate sciences to predict future fire regimes and resilience across the ecoregion. We worked with land managers and stakeholders to determine where predicted changes may impede management and to identify alternative management strategies likely to be successful under future conditions. In this webinar, we will present maps of future fire risk and coupled human-ecological fire resilience across the region. These maps, as planning tools, incorporate the management needs of those living and working across the land.