1. FOCUS GOALS ON FUTURE CONDITIONS not past (“stop trying to prevent ecological change”); incorporate extremes; use plausible scenarios with modeled projections to address uncertainty in near- and long-term time frames.
  2. DESIGN ACTIONS IN ECOSYSTEM CONTEXT prioritizing ecosystem function and ecological diversity focused on multiple species benefits; in broader geographic scope (e.g., watersheds); think and link beyond current protected areas, including private lands.
  3. EMPLOY ADAPTIVE AND FLEXIBLE APPROACHES for most timely, effective responses to continual change in climate, ecology and economics; include adaptive management framework with regular monitoring and reassessments to actively apply learning from what works and what doesn’t.
  4. PRIORITIZE ACTIONS based on best available science, across multiple plausible scenarios (including extremes, worst cases) and across multiple species to best prepare for ongoing change and to produce greatest benefits to wildlife and people.
  5. COLLABORATE AND COMMUNICATE ACROSS SECTORS to establish and expand non-traditional alliances to accelerate effective problem solving (e.g., between/among public & private resource managers, scientists, decision-makers); share knowledge openly and actively; regularly and clearly communicate to the public on the science as well as a range of solutions; convey hope; engage and educate local communities, e.g., youth, to instill conservation ethic for long term success.
  6. PRACTICE THE TEN PERCENT RULE by using 10% (or more) of our time every day to develop and try out creative new approaches at every level of natural resource conservation to address climate change impacts and increasing variability and extremes.