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Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources

Created: 6/19/2008 - Updated: 12/31/2018

Abstract

The U.S. Government’s Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is responsible for providing the best science-based knowledge possible to inform management of the risks and opportunities associated with changes in the climate and related environmental systems. To support its mission, the CCSP has commissioned 21 “synthesis and assessment products” (SAPs) to advance decision making on climate change-related issues by providing current evaluations of climate change science and identifying priorities for research, observation, and decision support. This Report—SAP 4.4—focuses on federally managed lands and waters to provide a “Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources.” It is one of seven reports that support Goal 4 of the CCSP Strategic Plan to understand the sensitivity and adaptability of different natural and managed ecosystems and human systems to climate and related global changes.

Published On

Friday, June 20, 2008

Keywords

Scale: 
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Flooding
Habitat extent
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Phenological shifts
Precipitation
Range shifts
Sea level rise
Species of concern
Storms or extreme weather events
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Enhance migration corridors and other connectivity measures
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations

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