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Conversations About Resilience: Adaptive Governance

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required. Email, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

Adaptive management is an iterative approach to natural resource management, which evaluates a natural system and responds to new data. It enables action and decision-making in real-world scenarios.

While the principles of adaptive management are well known in environmental systems management, there's a lesser-known kind of adaptation going on behind the scenes—that of complex governance networks that must also respond to changing conditions and needs.

Join us to learn how organizations and institutions can effectively work together to manage complex and ever-changing ecosystems through adaptive governance.


Mark Lubell, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, UC Davis

Brad McCrea, Regulatory Program Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Marilyn Latta, Project Specialist, State Coastal Conservancy

Paul Kumar, Political Director, Save the Bay

This event is part of a collaborative Conversations About Resilience series co-sponsored by the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery and the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge. Resilient by Design is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents; public officials; and local, national, and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by the climate change we face today. 

Later Event: January 27
Learning From Resilience