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Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Natural Resource Planning

  • Author(s):
  • Jessi Kershner
  • Andrea Woodward
  • Alicia Torregrosa

Climate change vulnerability assessments and associated adaptation strategies and actions connect existing climate science with possible effects on natural resources and highlight potential responses. However, these assessments, which are commonly generated for large regional areas, suggest management options in general terms without guidance for choosing among strategies and actions under specific circumstances. Meanwhile, land and resource management plans often address smaller geographies, and management actions must address specific rather than general situations. Thus, there is a need for tools that enable managers to bridge the gap by downscaling assessments, plans, and data generated at regional scales to identify adaptation actions and strategies appropriate for smaller management units and project-level planning.

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Publisher:Department of Interior (DOI)
Published:September 1, 2020
License:Public Domain

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