Climate Change Adaptation: Great Lakes Region Examples

Created: 10/27/2010 -


Dr. Hall provides a brief overview of adaptation “flavors” and some key elements of the Great Lakes climate adaptation context, followed by a discussion of three examples, two tools, and a sampling of more projects in the Great Lakes region.

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Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Habitat extent
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Phenological shifts
Species of concern
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Habitat/Biome Type