Alberta’s Biodiversity in a Changing Climate
Alberta’s climate is changing. By the end of the century, average temperatures are projected to increase by 2-4°C, accompanied by drier conditions overall. These changes are having consequences for the wild Alberta we know today – our species and ecosystems – and for our communities. Parks and protected areas of all kinds play important roles in addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and on society more broadly. A deeper understanding of the potential changes to Alberta’s species and ecosystems in response to climate change can support ongoing management and planning of parks across the province to ensure they meet the needs of Albertans now and into the future.
Presentation from the 2015 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Parks Forum