Climate change impacts wetlands, but not all wetland types and locations are at equal risk. Find out what types of wetlands are most vulnerable, what site-level factors can improve resiliency, and most importantly, what resources are available to help you create a customized adaptation plan for your specific site.

Ryan O’Connor, ecologist

Recorded November 5, 2021

Ryan O’Connor is an ecologist and coordinates and conducts biotic inventories of natural communities for the Wisconsin DNR’s Natural Heritage Inventory. His professional interests include providing land managers with high-quality data to make better decisions, developing adaptation resources, and hunting for rare and invasive plants.

Links to some of the programs Ryan mentioned in his presentation:

Interested in using the Adaptation Process and adaptation menus for your site? Contact:

Other good general climate change summaries for Wisconsin:

Photos of Sara Smith (top) and Hannah Panci (bottom) over a photo of four open hands holding wild rice.

Wetland Coffee Break: Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A tribal climate adaptation menu for indigenous-led adaptation planning

The Tribal Adaptation Menu provides a framework to integrate indigenous and traditional knowledge, culture, language, and history into the climate adaptation planning process.