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Action Plan to Respond to Climate Change in Kentucky: A Strategy of Resilience

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Created: 7/14/2014 - Updated: 1/25/2019

Abstract

The Six Specific Goals of Kentucky's Climate Change Action Plan:

Goal 1: Conserve and restore functioning ecosystems in KentuckyGoal 2: Create or protect “key” or “concentrating” habitatsGoal 3: Implement multi-agency plans for wildlife corridors/connectivity in KentuckyGoal 4: Monitor fish, wildlife, and ecosystem responses to climate changeGoal 5: Evaluate the effectiveness of actions implemented as a result of Kentucky’s Climate Change chapter, and adaptively manage populations and habitats based on monitoring resultsGoal 6: Continue efforts to educate the public about wildlife conservation and continue efforts to stay optimally informed of current climate change predictions and observed climate change.

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Biodiversity
Species of concern
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Incorporate climate change into critical habitat rules / species recovery plans
Incorporate climate change into threatened / endangered species designations
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Taxonomic Focus: 
Mammals
Birds
Reptiles
Amphibians
Plants
Fishes
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural

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