Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

Climate and Visitation to Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks

The relationship between climate and visitation to managed natural areas has been analyzed at a variety of different spatial scales. We expand upon our existing knowledge on this topic by: (1) determining how a wide range of climate variables affect visitation across a regional tourism system; and (2) identifying which variables affect visitation system-wide and which variables only affect visitation at specific parks. Our analysis focuses on five national parks located in southern Utah (USA) commonly referred to as ‘the Mighty 5’.

National Center for Appropriate Technology

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been promoting sustainable living for over 40 years. Established in 1976, we are a national nonprofit that helps people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. NCAT was originally created during the oil crisis of the 1970s to develop inexpensive energy-saving strategies for low-income communities.

The Nature Conservancy, Dominican Republic

TNC globally works at more than 40 demonstration sites worldwide to use nature-based defenses to reduce communities’ risks to storms and protect and restore important coastal areas, engaging the insurance/reinsurance sectors and global banks and lenders to make natural infrastructure part of any coastal development insurance and lending decisions and partnering with engineering firms to include nature in new development designs.

paleBLUEdot LLC

paleBLUEdot, a Minnesota LLC and S/WBE Certified Business, is a climate action, carbon management, and renewable energy consultancy firm established in 2014. Our mission is to support the transition to a low-carbon economy through an array of sustainability assessment, consultancy, and planning services, and through education that increases awareness and enhances public dialogue.

Blackfeet Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Through climate adaptation planning the Blackfeet Nation leadership is actively seeking to protect our communities and diverse ecosystems from the impacts of a rapidly changing climate. This plan is the result of the unique holistic Blackfeet Nation planning process that includes all parts of tribal government, while respectfully considering traditional values and a collective community vision for our future. Underlying the plan is the Blackfeet understanding that people and nature are one and that people can only be healthy if we ensure the health of the environment we are part of.

Whitefish, Montana Climate Action Plan

Surrounded by crisp mountain vistas and an abundance of cold, clear water, Whitefish is a great place to live and visit. Our community has grown and changed, but we have maintained our friendly smalltown character by building partnerships to enhance cultural, recreational, and economic opportunities. Climate change presents an emerging set of challenges to these values. This plan seeks to address those challenges head-on to protect the qualities that enrich Whitefish.

Why a Climate Action Plan?

City of St. Louis Climate Action & Adaptation Plan

The Climate Action & Adaptation Plan for the City of St. Louis emanates from the City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan and Mayor Slay’s Sustainability Action Agenda. The City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan was formally adopted by the City Planning Commission in January 2013. In February 2013, Mayor Francis G. Slay announced his Mayor’s Sustainability Action Agenda. It contains 29 priority sustainability initiatives for implementation by 2018. Included within the Action Agenda was a priority to support Citywide greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.