UW symposium to examine climate change in National Parks

Aug 8, 2012

The University of Wyoming will host a panel discussion Thursday on how climate change can impact planning and management at national parks. 

Researchers from around the world will discuss how environmental changes can impact tourism.   UW Professor Patricia Taylor is one of the organizers.  She says it’s important that those in running parks consider how stakeholders are impacted by decisions park managers make on topics concerning climate. 

“There are different kinds of stakeholders in different kinds of organizations, especially public organizations like the parks," Talor said. "And it’s very important to tap into the resources of those stakeholders as well as find out what their concerns are.”

Researchers will discuss national parks from four continents.  The symposium starts Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family room.