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Development of National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy

John Kostyack, Dan Ashe, and Michael Hutchins
Created: 4/27/2010 - Updated: 3/13/2019


A National Fish and Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy is an agreement among major conservation interests (e.g. local governments, states, tribes, conservation organizations, federal agencies, and private landowners) that identifies and defines principles and methods to maintain key terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and functions needed to sustain fish, wildlife and plant resources in the face of accelerating climate change.

In short, it is a blueprint for action that outlines appropriate scientific support (including inventory, monitoring, research and modeling to inform management decisions); the need for and importance of collaboration and interdependency; and the financial resources (including grants, appropriated funds, private contributions) to implement the decisions. The strategy will enable the national and international conservation communities to harness collective expertise, authorities, and abilities to define and prioritize a shared set of conservation goals and objectives, as well as prescribe a plan of concerted action.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Community / Local
Multilateral / Transboundary
National / Federal
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Taxonomic Focus: 

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