CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

The highlights for Year 3 (2021-22) are listed below.

As climate disruption continues (IPCC 2021), warming temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns are projected to have profound impacts on the habitats of the Wycliffe Corridor over the coming decades. The potential increasing drought and shifts from savanna and mixed forest to grassland/steppe ecosystems in the valley bottom will likely increase the importance of riparian habitats for connectivity within the corridor. This assessment has therefore focused on two aspects of the corridor: the lowest elevations in the valley bottom of the Trench, and the potential for change in the flows of the St. Mary River.