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State and federal natural resource management agencies, having been directed to integrate climate change into their plans and activities, are calling upon academic institutions and non-governmental conservation organizations to help them design and carry out climate vulnerability assessments. Such assessments have proliferated, and the science and methods used to generate them are evolving rapidly. In order to effectively design and implement these vulnerability assessments, conservationists need guidance, practical and effective methods and tools.

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) convened a two-day climate adaptation workshop for the Bear River Basin on May 26 and 27, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The goal of the workshop was to identify management strategies that will help native plants, animals and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate and lay the groundwork for adaptation action. Thirty-nine participants representing 20 public agencies, private organizations, and academic institutions attended the workshop.The objectives of the workshop were to:

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This document, The United States National Climate Assessment–Alaska Technical Regional Report, is one of eight regional reports that will provide input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. It was produced through the leadership of the 2012 NCA Alaska Region Technical Report Writing Team (appendix A), but is the culmination of the efforts of many contributing authors who are recognized in appendix B. Discussions began in 2011 (fig. 1) and the process included four public outreach events.

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The Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change. It builds upon the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 and incorporates subsequent new findings from the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, as well as from research published in the extensive scientific and technical literature.

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This accompanying document to Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Natural Resource Managers in the Gunnison Basin: Summary provides the workshop ageneda, full participant list, and impacts to and adaptation strategies derived for sage-grouse, headwaters, and alpine wetlands in the Gunnison Basin.

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Whether we call it climate change or long-term drought and warmer weather, people living in the deserts, grasslands, and forests of Arizona are noticing changes in the landscape.How would northern Arizona be if its forests were severely limited in extent?What would it be like to have no snow in the mountains?On 7-8 April 2010, 44 representatives of 15 state and federal agencies, local governments and non-governmental organizations met in Flagstaff, Arizona to address these and other questions posed for forests, wildlife and communities within the Four Forest Restoration In

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) convened a two-day workshop entitled Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Natural Resource Managers in the Gunnison Basin on December 2-3, 2009 in Gunnison, Colorado. The goal of the workshop was to identify management strategies that will help native plants, animals and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate and lay the groundwork for their implementation in the Gunnison Basin.

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Climate change will change the way we live. No longer will the environment be a static condition, a certainty upon which other variables depend. Rather, it will be a variable itself, and it will make us plan for the future like never before. Already we are beginning to see the effects of change along our coasts. Rising seas and more frequent hurricanes present a dynamic environment that threatens infrastructure long thought to be safe. Our cities are ill-prepared for the dangers of the next century. Fiscally, we are spending more and more to repair the damage.

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Due to historic greenhouse gas emissions and their long-lasting atmospheric lifetimes we are committed to an inevitable degree of climate change. TheClimate Adaptation Tool (CAT) is a risk management and adaptive decision making tool designed to guide organisations through the full process ofadapting to the risks that inevitable climate change poses. In this process there are 3 stages:

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Here, we provide guidelines for doing a simple and rapid climate impact assessment for any number of management objectives. Such a rapid assessment focuses on identifying major climate trends and potential impacts using existing expertise and a few key web resources. We have based these guidelines on the Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) framework (Cross et al., 2012). The assessment could be conducted over the course of a one- or two-day workshop.

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