Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Resources of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Created: 10/23/2017 - Updated: 11/03/2017

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a two-day adaptation planning workshop for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests as part of their forest plan revision process. The workshop focused on identifying adaptation options for eight key resource areas, including forested vegetation, non-forested vegetation, wildlife, hydrology, fisheries, recreation, cultural/heritage values, and ecosystem services. The report includes a general overview of the workshop methodology and provides a suite of possible adaptation strategies and actions for each key resource area. Adaptation actions were linked with the climate-related vulnerabilities they help to ameliorate as well as the direct/indirect effects they may have on other resource areas.

Published On

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Forestry
Policy
Research
Tourism / Recreation
Water Resources
Wildlife
Other
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Biodiversity
Diseases or parasites
Erosion
Fire
Flooding
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Precipitation
Range shifts
Snowpack
Species of concern
Tourism
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Incorporate climate change into environmental impact statement (EIS) requirements
Enhance migration corridors and other connectivity measures
Create new refugia / Increase size and amount of protected areas
Reduce local climate or related change
Reduce non-climate stressors
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Freshwater
Lakes and Ponds
Rivers and Streams
Riparian
Terrestrial
Forest
Grassland
Montane
Taxonomic Focus: 
Mammals
Amphibians
Plants
Fishes
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural