National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy – Inter-institutional
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, Department of Commerce), State, and tribal partners, present a Strategy designed to inspire and enable natural resource professionals and other decision makers to take action to conserve the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystem functions, as well as the human uses and values these natural systems provide, in a changing climate.
Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change – FWS
The Fish and Wildlife Service Strategic Plan’s primary purposes are to (1) lay out our vision for accomplishing our mission to “work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people” in the face of accelerating climate change; and (2) provide direction for our own organization and its employees, defining our role within the context of the Department of the Interior and the larger conservation community.
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change – NRC
Convened by the National Research Council in response to a request from Congress (P.L. 110-161), America’s Climate Choices is a suite of five coordinated activities designed to study the serious and sweeping issues associated with global climate change, including the science and technology challenges involved, and to provide advice on the most effective steps and most promising strategies that can be taken to respond.
Climate Change Scenario Planning Handbook – NPS
Developed under the National Park Service Climate Change Response Strategy, this guide is part of an interdisciplinary, cross-cutting approach to addressing climate change. The overall program supports NPS efforts to understand climate science in national parks and surrounding areas and to adapt to a changing climate to promote the resiliency of our cultural and natural heritage.
Resource Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs for State Fish & Wildlife Agencies – AFWA
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies climate change committee has cited the need for an understanding of these federal resources to which state fish and wildlife agency managers can refer when they need climate adaptation information. The goal of this document is to provide that understanding and to prevent duplication of federal climate adaptation work on the state level.