Practical Guidance for Coastal Climate-Smart Conservation Projects in the Northeast: Case Examples for Coastal Impoundments and Living ShorelinesBy:
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is working with the Northeast region’s conservation community on planning for climate change and conducting climate change vulnerability analyses as well as helping plan and implement on-the-ground projects that take climate change into consideration. This document is part of a project designed to generate climate-smart guidance for restoration and management projects to safeguard fish, wildlife, and their habitats from the impacts of climate change. While research, mapping, and vulnerability analyses are all critical as we think about safeguarding fish and wildlife, and will continue, it is important to translate what we have learned into on-the-ground actions. A variety of state fish and wildlife and natural resource agencies have identified the development of such guidance as a high priority to assist them in efforts to translate newly emerging principles for ecosystem-based adaptation into on-the-ground practice. This guidance will provide natural resource managers, planners, and others throughout the Northeast and other coastal regions more detailed information on the practicalities of responding to climate change for a selection of specific coastal projects.
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Kane, A. (2012). Practical guidance for Coastal Climate-Smart Conservation projects in the Northeast: Case examples for coastal impoundments and living shorelines. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation. Retrieved from CAKE: http://www.cakex.org/virtual-library/practical-guidance-coastal-climate-...