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United States
45° 50' 9.3984" N, 111° 53' 5.1576" W
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) held a workshop to discuss the impacts and opportunities of multiple future climate scenarios on fish and wildlife species in the Yellowstone River and sagebrush-steppe habitats. Participants identified potential management actions to conserve current native species and habitat as well as maintain recreational opportunities.

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United States
41° 53' 6.864" N, 87° 37' 37.0308" W
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In 2006, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley established a Climate Change Task Force (Task Force) that was charged with evaluating the potential impacts of climate change and developing an action plan for the city. After conducting impacts, economic costs, and risk assessments, the city released the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) in late 2008. The plan functions much like a roadmap for climate action with five overarching strategies, including nine adaptation actions.

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United States
46° 48' 56.7252" N, 87° 43' 42.4704" W
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In 2006, Kennecott Minerals applied for permits to develop a mine in the Yellow Dog Plains located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. To garner support for enhanced environmental protection, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, a watershed protection group, solicited a report to assess the impacts climate change may pose to regional mining practices. The report reviews climate change projections and impacts and then attempts to assess how this will affect the mining industry and its environmental footprint. 

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United States
36° 44' 48.6312" N, 119° 46' 21.3132" W
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Climate change is a global phenomenon that has the potential for severe local impacts to natural systems in Fresno County. These impacts in turn will affect agriculture, human health, infrastructure, forestry, emergency response, tourism, and many other facets of society. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate existing problems in Fresno County while also imposing new ones.

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United States
42° 56' 25.2204" N, 117° 56' 57.1884" W
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The guidebook, Toward a Resilient Watershed: Addressing Climate Change Planning in Watershed Assessments, is intended to complement or supplement a watershed assessment process by posing questions related to how climate change will impact the structure and function of the watershed.

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United States
36° 49' 5.088" S, 175° 44' 14.298" E
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Author Name(s): 
Helen Rouse, Terry Hume, Rob Bell, Robin Britton, Jim Dahm, Paula Blackett

Project Summary

The New Zealand-based National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and its partners received four years of funding from the New Zealand Ministry for Science & Innovation to create the necessary information and tools to enable adaptation - by central and local government and communities - to the impacts of climate-induced change on the coastal environment. Key outcomes of the Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change (CACC) project will be:

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United States
45° 40' 37.5276" N, 111° 2' 6.5148" W
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The Northern Great Plains stretch 450 miles long and 175 miles wide across Canada and the United States. Identified as one of the World Wildlife Fund’s most biologically significant places on Earth, the area was the subject of a 2004 ecoregional assessment (Ocean of Grass: A Conservation Assessment for the Northern Great Plains).

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United States
40° 21' 7.6572" N, 89° 25' 43.3596" W
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Author Name(s): 
Katherine Kahl, Kimberly Hall, Jeffery Walk, Sarah Hagen, Aaron Lange, Patrick Doran

Project Summary

The Nature Conservancy’s vision of “climate-smart” conservation seeks to anticipate human responses to climate change, and considers the benefits to people that result from our actions to protect and restore nature. One key area for engagement and partnership has been work on state Wildlife Action Plans (WAP). This case study describes a vulnerability assessment of 163 species comprising eight taxonomic groups from Illinois’ list of “Species in Greatest Need of Conservation” designated in the state’s Wildlife Action Plan.

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United States
46° 51' 57.5712" N, 113° 59' 55.986" W
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Climate change presents an uncertain future with potentially high costs for Missoula County in western Montana. The area's economy and high quality of life that draw and keep people in the region could be in jeopardy due to changes in average temperature, stream flows, and precipitation. While the exact trajectory of change is unknown, preparations can be made for the future based on a reasonable range of expected scenarios. Preparing for climate change is similar to preparing for other potential events, such as fire or drought.

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United States
33° 53' 6.036" S, 148° 17' 20.6304" E
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Effective policy responses of governments to the impacts of unavoidable climate change require effective adaptation plans. This project focuses on the planning response of local governments in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for adapting to the physical impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, coastal erosion, increased storm events, increased flooding, increased drought, among others.

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