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Integrating Climate Change into the Massachusetts State Wildlife Action Plan Using an Expert Panel-based Vulnerability Assessment

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Forestry
Wildlife
Summary: 

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is using the results of a habitat vulnerability assessment to create and implement climate-smart adaptation strategies in management, acquisition, research, and monitoring activities. This project used an expert panel to identify and rank the vulnerabilities of 20 key habitat types to projected climate change impacts.