Outlook 2030

Preparing For Change, Investigating Community Resiliency

April 18, 2020

8:30am - 3:00pm

Red Lodge Senior Center

Event is Free! Lunch will be provided

We will use an interactive scenario to explore what projected changes in climate, population growth, the economy and other factors could mean for agriculture and water resources, community infrastructure and services, landscape changes and wildlife habitat, and our recreation and tourism based economy.  This tabletop exercise and an expert panel of speakers will be a starting point  for discussions about strategies to improve community resilience. 

Dr. Julia Haggerty - Assistant Professor of Geography in Montana State University's Earth Sciences Department. She leads the Resources & Communities Research Group at Montana State University whose research and education interests include natural resource and rural economic development, rural land use change and community resilience.  

Dr. Bruce Maxwell - Prof Agroecology/Invasive Plant Ecology, Director of Montana Institute on Ecosystems at Montana State University and Co-author Montana Climate Assessment who will discuss “Climate Change South Central Montana: Effects on Agriculture and Water.”

Brent Moore -  Western Regional Vice President, Interstate Engineering  who will present on “Planning for Disruption”.