Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast - Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane ProtectionThe Comprehensive Master Plan is the principal means for establishing a clear set of priorities for comprehensive coastal protection in Louisiana. This first report from 2007 presents a series of recommended hurricane protection and coastal restoration measures. Maps and explanations about the measures, as well as a management strategy for implementing them are also provided.
"Securing a Future for Fish and Wildlife: a Conservation Legacy for Iowans" is the first attempt to inventory the state's wildlife and evaluate the status of each species. It also examines stresses on wildlife and their habitats, including climate change, and presents conservation strategies for the next 25 years.
Congress charged each state and territory with developing a wildlife action plan - in order to receive funds through the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program and the State Wildlife Grants Program.
In March 2009, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection published a series of eight sector-based reports; each defining current climate impacts, actions the Department is taking, and recommended actions to foster adaptation at local and regional levels.
In August 2008, Denver Water embarked on a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that will help guide decisions related to our water system over the next 40 years. The new IRP, which will be finished in 2012, will consider a broader range of issues than in the past, including:
The latest release in the video series examining the effects of climate change in the American West focuses on Colorado. Considering likely future habitat changes, the video considers threats posed to some of the state’s most iconic wildlife, including cutthroat trout, elk, deer, ptarmigan and sage grouse. Without action, many traditional hunting and fishing pursuits in the Golden State are at risk, but the video outlines measures that can help Colorado’s fish and wildlife adapt to a changing climate.