Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) Presentation

Robin O’Malley
Posted on: 11/20/2016 - Updated on: 3/06/2023

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Jessica Hitt


The following is the abstract from the conference session in which it originally appeared:

Responding effectively to the challenges posed by climate change has become a primary goal for natural resource managers. Most federal agencies now require consideration of climate change in management plans and, increasingly, comprehensive adaptation plans must be developed.

Regional federal climate science programs are available to facilitate efforts, including NOAA's 11 Regional Integrated Science Assessment (RISA) programs, the eight Climate Science Centers (CSCs) led by the USGS, the 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) led primarily by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the seven regional Climate Hubs led by the USDA. Although coordination among these groups is essential, this can prove challenging in light of deep cultural and institutional barriers. Lack of coordination also has negative implications for stakeholder engagement and, ultimately, program sustainability.

Our two-part session will explore these issues by convening representatives from federal entities to discuss emerging collaborations that are relevant across regions.

Affiliated Organizations

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.


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