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Working Toward Climate Resilience in the San Juan Islands

This report was developed in 2016 and 2017 by the Islands Climate Resilience (ICR) group, a grassroots group formed in 2014 to encourage preparedness for climate-related impacts in the San Juan Islands. The current steering committee includes staff from the San Juan Islands Conservation District and Friends of the San Juans, as well as interested residents who are educators, artists, climate activists, and conservationists. ICR has organized several awareness-raising events in the Islands over the last few years.

Forest and Water Climate Adaptation A Plan for the Nisqually Watershed

The Nisqually River Council created this adaptation plan to develop proactive steps that will enable ecological, social and economic systems to better deal with a changing climate. Through the course of this planning process, the core team developed four goals that will help increase resiliency in the local economy by managing forest and water resources.

The four goals are:

Goal 1: Restore and maintain forest cover that is healthy, resilient and widespread so that it provides cultural, recreational, ecological and economic benefits.

Working Forest Conservation Easements and Climate Adaptation

Wildlife need a network of conserved lands to help them adapt to climate change. According to the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, one the most important things we can do to help fish, wildlife and plants adapt to changing climate is to conserve the range of habitats they depend on. This document describes how Working Forest Conservation Easements can aid wildlife in the context of climate change. 

Deschutes Land Trust Climate Change Strategy: Guidance for Climate-Responsive Conservation and Stewardship in the Deschutes Basin

In the last ten years, many land management agencies and organizations have begun to integrate climate change strategies into their work. These plans range from mandatory climate actions to more general considerations of the ways that climate change will impact land and natural resources.

Regional Challenges Overview Paper: Climate Change Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS)

The Central Puget Sound, consisting of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, is a dynamic region featuring iconic species and habitats, thriving communities and built systems, and vibrant industries, including aerospace, information technology, military, maritime, tourism, and recreation. The region faces many challenges. Climatic changes, coupled with land use changes, population growth, resource extraction, habitat degradation, pollution, and rapid development, all have important implications for the ecosystem services on which approximately 3.8 million people rely (U.S.

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 

Tribal Climate Tool for Pacific Northwest and Great Basin Tribes

Tool Overview: 

This tool is designed to help tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin, U.S.A, understand how the climate is expected to change in places that they care about. It provides maps, graphs, tables and descriptions of projected changes. The dynamic mapping interface uses the best available science from climate projections and provides a straightforward way for tribes to visualize and understand local climate projections.

Northwest Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

Landscapes are integral to the culture and economies of the Northwest region. Natural and managed lands and their resources are valued locally, regionally, and nationally. The importance of agriculture to the region is reflected in efforts to conserve productive lands; over the past 30 years, less land has been converted from agriculture here than elsewhere in the United States. Producers and landowners in the Northwestern United States are already facing challenges from a changing climate and increased weather variability, and are altering their management decisions as a result.

The Neskowin Coastal Erosion Adaptation Plan

This report is the result of study and examination by the Neskowin Coastal Hazards Committee (NCHC). The NCHC is a Tillamook County ad hoc committee formed to respond to the present erosion threat from the ocean in the County and to the beach and community of Neskowin. Since its inception in Fall 2009, the committee has met monthly, with sub-committee meetings more frequently. There have been public meetings to garner feedback and many sessions with experts to gain input, all of which have contributed to this report.