SECAS is a regional conservation initiative that spans the Southeastern United States and Caribbean. SECAS was started in 2011 by the states of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the federal agencies of the Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group. 

SECAS brings together state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, tribes, partnerships, and universities around a shared vision of the future. We’re working to design and achieve a connected network of lands and waters to benefit ecosystems, species, and people.

Adapting scenarios for climate adaptation: Practitioners’ perspectives on a popular planning method

Scenario planning is a popular decision-support method that is increasingly being applied to climate change adaptation. However, evaluation of scenario planning for adaptation is lacking. In this paper authors summarize a science-policy session held at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in May 2019, where practitioners explored the strengths and weaknesses of scenario planning for climate adaptation and identified modifications to enhance the method’s utility.

Anchorage Climate Action Plan

The Anchorage Climate Action Plan puts Anchorage on a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% from 2008 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 40% by 2030.*,1,2 Many of the actions in this plan are focused on addressing the primary cause of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, Anchorage residents are already experiencing many initial impacts of climate change, including warmer winters, icier roads, and more winter rain. The Climate Action Plan includes actions that will help Anchorage prepare for these and future impacts. 

Position: Climate Adaptation Consultant

The Louisiana Coastal Adaptation Toolkit

The Water Institute of the Gulf (the Institute) has been exploring the “human dimensions” of the Louisiana coast. A critical issue that we identified is how to provide information that can assist communities facing environmental changes. Already other organizations around the world have been formulating guidance for adapting to climate change. This adaptation toolkit is our attempt to provide information to Louisiana residents and decision makers.

Adaptation to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

The purpose of “Adaptation to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in North Kingstown, Rhode Island” is to demonstrate the process and techniques for how to utilize spatial information and relevant exposure and vulnerability data addressing natural hazards, including coastal hazards such as flooding from projected sea level rise and storm surge events, in local planning to prepare implementable adaptation strategies.

Outdoor Recreation Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Approaches

Climate change will alter opportunities and demand for outdoor recreation through altered winter weather conditions and season length, climate-driven changes in user preferences, and damage to recreational infrastructure, among other factors. To ensure that outdoor recreation remains sustainable in the face of these challenges, natural resource managers may need to adapt their recreation management. One of the major challenges of adapting recreation to climate change is translating broad concepts into specific, tangible actions.