Sea Level Rise Fact Sheets for Federally Managed Lands

Investigators supported by Southeast CASC research project, Communicating Future Sea-Level Rise Scenarios for Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuge and National Park Lands, produced customized fact sheets that describe local sea level rise scenarios and potential impacts on mission for each of the federally managed lands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The “two-pagers” were developed in response to needs of partners at the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gulf Restoration Program. Areas covered are federally-managed lands across the northern Gulf of Mexico that are sensitive to sea level rise, encompassing federal coastal refuges, parks, and reserves in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The project team included Bogdan Chivoiu (Cherokee Nation Technologies at USGS), Michael Osland (USGS), Renee Collini (Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative), Sara Martin (Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative), Benjamin Wilson (NAS Science Policy Fellow at USFWS) and John Tirpak (USFWS).

The customized fact sheets include sections that cover:

  • How will sea level rise (SLR) affect my specific refuge, park or reserve?
  • Where can I find SLR scenarios for my site?
  • How do I incorporate these scenarios into my SLR planning?

as well as graphical displays of SLR scenarios and information on using probabilities when planning for sea level rise and links to additional SLR resources.

Two-Pagers for Federally Managed Lands

  • Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
  • Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Moody National Wildlife Refuge
  • Padre Islands National Seashore
  • San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
  • Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
  • Breton National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Delta National Wildlife Refuge
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Mississippi
  • Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Reserve
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge
  • Everglades National Park
  • Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida
  • Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • Key West National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lathrop Bayou Tract Area of Critical Environmental Concern
  • Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness
  • Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge
  • National Key Deer Refuge
  • Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
  • Pine Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • St Marks National Wildlife Refuge
  • St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

The two-page information sheets, as well as instructions for developing customized fact sheets for other locations, are also available on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative website at: http://masgc.org/northern-gulf-of-mexico-sentinel-site-co/two-pager.