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United States
46° 51' 57.5712" N, 113° 59' 55.986" W
US

Project Summary

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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Project Summary

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.

Location

United States
17° 58' 43.4388" N, 64° 25' 25.7808" W
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Author Name(s): 
Kasey Jacobs, Ernesto L. Diaz

Project Summary

The Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program (PRCZMP) is conducting a two-year Coastal Adaptation Project. The goal is to develop a coastal zone vulnerability assessment and appropriate adaptation strategies to help Puerto Rico cope with existing coastal hazards and future climate changes. The project is utilizing participatory stakeholder processes, spatial analysis tools, geophysical and chemical scientific knowledge, and utilization of the best available data from Puerto Rico’s experts in order to develop broadly applicable outputs.

Location

United States
49° 9' 8.7624" N, 125° 54' 8.9748" W
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Author Name(s): 
John Lerner, Neil Hughes, Rachel Holt, Tom Okey, Katie Beach, Martin Carver, Theo Mlynowski, Don MacKinnon
Organization: 

Project Summary

According to ClimateBC modeling projections, the Clayoquot Sound region can expect the mean annual temperature to increase as much as 4°C by the 2080s under the more extreme scenario (A1F1: increasing emissions).

Location

United States
35° 54' 2.6316" N, 106° 18' 13.3596" W
US

Project Summary

The Jemez Mountain Climate Change Adaptation Workshop brought together over 50 managers, conservation practitioners, scientists, and others working in the Jemez region to:

Location

United States
43° 44' 21.6672" N, 71° 3' 34.452" W
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Project Summary

Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment is the first region-wide snapshot from regional, state, and local scales on how communities are preparing for a changing climate, and what resources and assistance they need to succeed. The report, published by Clean Air-Cool Planet, is based on direct outreach to over 200 communities from Maine to New Jersey, including survey responses from 34 local governments, six regional planning agencies, and eight state agencies. 

Location

United States
39° 5' 50.262" N, 120° 1' 52.0608" W
US

Project Summary

Agencies and stakeholders working in the Lake Tahoe Basin initiated a project to provide guidance and create procedures to address current and projected climate change impacts in the region. The project developed tools to evaluate and communicate climate adaptation and mitigation actions for the Basin. A working group composed of multiple agencies and stakeholders was created to provide input and guidance, and share findings and products within their organizations.

Location

United States
33° 52' 24.294" N, 115° 54' 3.5712" W
US

Project Summary

Joshua Tree National Park was selected by the National Park Service for a climate change scenario planning process because of the inherent threat climate change poses to the park and because of the importance of understanding fire regimes, invasive species, and climate change interactions. A scenario planning workshop was held in Joshua Tree where participants developed three different scenarios based on projected climate change impacts and identified general strategies to cope with impacts within the park. 

Location

United States
50° 52' 9.9984" N, 115° 39' 2.9988" W
US

Project Summary

In 2006, the Climate Change Section of the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment provided funding to help Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park incorporate the impacts of climate change into the update of its Master Management Plan. Climate scenarios were created for the park using downscaled global climate models. Key variables assessed included changes in temperature, precipitation, snowpack, wind speeds, and soil moisture. The results were used to prioritize and develop potential adaptation strategies for the park.

Location

United States
21° 12' 51.4332" N, 157° 53' 43.8288" W
US

Project Summary

The effects of global climate change are already being felt in Hawaii and are likely to continue, resulting in growing impacts to the natural resources that people depend on. Because the State of Hawaii is still in the initial phases of understanding and planning for climate change, the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) partnered with Dr. Chip Fletcher at the University of Hawaii to produce a legislative briefing sheet designed to communicate scientific understanding of how climate change will affect Hawaii.

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