A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Resources of Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Created: 9/29/2017 - Updated: 10/01/2017

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a vulnerability assessment for 28 focal resources, including 8 ecosystems and 20 species, identified as important by Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests as part of their forest plan revision process. The report includes a general summary of past and projected climate trends for the region; downscaled climate data and trends; vulnerability assessment methods; and vulnerability assessment findings for 28 ecosystems and species.

Published On

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Forestry
Research
Water Resources
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Biodiversity
Diseases or parasites
Erosion
Fire
Flooding
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Precipitation
Range shifts
Snowpack
Species of concern
Water quality
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Incorporate climate change into threatened / endangered species designations
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Freshwater
Rivers and Streams
Riparian
Terrestrial
Forest
Grassland
Montane
Taxonomic Focus: 
Mammals
Birds
Amphibians
Plants
Fishes
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural