The Alternatives Futures for the Great Basin project will identify issues relevant to ranchers, land managers, and natural resource users in upcoming decades that may be influenced by climate variability. These workshops will use a stakeholder-driven process in which state and federal managers, private landowners, and conservation groups participate directly in selecting scenario elements and evaluative indicators.
The ultimate goal of these scenarios is not a single plan, since no one entity manages this landscape as a whole. Rather, it is to serve as a road map and shared database for cooperative conservation activities within the region, supporting public/private collaborations and partnerships.
The resultant data sets and documentation will be managed and maintained by the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative staff. The final report will provide non-regulatory guidance for managers, private landowners, and conservation groups in the Great Basin Region to incorporate climate resiliency and adaptation strategies into on-going and future planning efforts.