ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
In December 2018, multiple organizations came together with a shared interest in deepening the conversation about western Washington wildfire risk in a changing climate. The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative, the Tulalip Tribes, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group co-convened an event, “Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate”, to summarize the state of the science, share options to increase preparedness and identify barriers to acting. This workshop brought together almost 100 participants from city, county, state, federal and tribal agencies. This webinar will summarize the content presented during the one-day workshop and will highlight key themes that emerged from the presentations and discussion throughout the day.
Lara Whitley Binder | Climate Preparedness Specialist, King County
Lara Whitely Binder is the Climate Preparedness Specialist for King County, Washington, the country’s 13th most populous county and home to more than 2.2 million people. Lara is responsible for leading and coordinating King County’s efforts to prepare for climate change. This includes working across County departments and agencies to increase resilience to climate change as well as strengthening regional partnerships to address shared challenges and opportunities around climate preparedness.
Crystal Raymond | Climate Adaptation Specialist, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
Dr. Crystal Raymond is a climate adaptation specialist with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. She has worked in the field of climate adaptation for 10 years during which time she has had the opportunity to work with city, county, state and federal agencies on a range of climate adaptation concerns that cross disciplines and sectors. She has developed adaptation plans for the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, cities and hydropower utilities. Her areas of expertise include climate impacts related to forest management, wildland fire, water resources, and sea level rise. Crystal has a Ph.D. in forest ecology from the University of Washington.