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Report · November 2008

Conservation and Management of Ecological Systems in a Changing California

Elisa Barbour and Lara Kueppers

As the climate changes, responding to the new threats to species and ecosystems is one of California’s most urgent tasks. Air and temperature increases and sea level rise are all expected to compromise habitat, putting many more native species at risk of extinction. Recommendations include developing more forward-looking conservation planning processes to protect future habitat and improving the coordination of existing conservation efforts. This report was prepared as part of the Preparing California for a Changing Climate project.