National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization, working with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. NWF works to improve federal and state policies that will support wildlife conservation on hundreds of millions of acres of public, tribal and private lands, including thousands of miles of streams, rivers, lakes and coastlines across America.
The organization encourages Congress to pass legislation that includes adequate funding for natural resources and that directs federal agencies to include climate science in their wildlife conservation management plans. NWF is also working to broaden the climate movement by engaging and empowering people and communities around global warming solutions that reduce pollution and jump-start investments in a clean energy economy. NWF has active campaigns to engage hunters and anglers, tribal leaders, underserved communities, and students and educators.
The NWF website details the impact of climate change on many focal species and habitat types, including waterfowl, coldwater fish, coastal wetlands, coral reefs, and forests. Fact sheets for all 50 states are available which synthesize the impacts of climate change on wildlife in each state, with proposed energy solutions. Their Climate-Smart Conservation site is a rich resource for wildlife adaptation unto itself (see separate entry), with guidance for conducting vulnerability assessments, and for incorporating climate change into wildlife action plans and on-the-ground conservation programs. NWF "climate-smart" conservation projects and case studies are highlighted.
NWF's Climate-Smart Communities program helps cities and towns use nature-based approaches to prepare themselves for the impacts of climate change in ways that support people, wildlife, and habitat. Active projects in King County, WA, Washington D.C., and the Great Lakes region are detailed on the NWF website also. For more information on Climate-Smart Communities please see the additional entry in this clearinghouse.
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Fish and fisheries
- Land management and conservation
- Land use and built environment
- Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences
- Department of the Interior (DOI): Northern Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
- Climate Change and Wildlife Alliance - Massachusetts
- Virginia's Climate Modeling and Species Vulnerability Assessment: How Climate Data Can Inform Management and Conservation
- Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
- Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
- Climate Change Adaptation Across the Landscape: A survey of federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and academic institutions in the United States
- Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice
- Virginia Strategy for Safeguarding Species of Greatest Conservation Need from the Effects of Climate Change
- Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
- Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources
- Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats in the Pacific Northwest: An Analysis for Puget Sound, Southwestern Washington, and Northwestern Oregon
- Growing Greener: Eco-Structure for Climate Resilience
- Weather We Don't Recognize: How climate change is affecting the Midwest’s weather and how communities are responding
- Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards – A Guide for New Jersey Coastal Communities
- The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming: A Paradise Lost for Hunters, Anglers, and Outdoor Enthusiasts?
- Restoring the Great Lakes' Coastal Future - Technical Guidance for the Design and Implementation of Climate-Smart Restoration Projects
- NWF Climate-Smart Conservation Website
- Practical Guidance for Coastal Climate Smart Conservation Projects in the Northeast
- NWF Climate-Smart Communities Program
- Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis
- Managing Coastal Watersheds to Address Climate Change: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Options for the Middle Patuxent Subwatershed of the Chesapeake Bay
- Assessing the Vulnerability of Key Habitats in New York: A Foundation for Climate Adaptation Planning
- Ticked Off: America's Outdoor Experience and Climate Change
- NWF Green Works for Climate Resilience: A Guide to Community Planning for Climate Change
- Improving the Odds: Using Climate-Readiness to Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Ecosystem
- Shifting Skies: Migratory Birds in a Warming World
- NWF - Natural Defenses in Action: Harnessing Nature to Protect Our Communities
- Changing Tides: How Sea-level Rise Harms Wildlife and Recreation Economies Along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard
- Great Marsh Coastal Adaptation Plan
- Softening Our Shorelines: Policy and Practice for Living Shorelines Along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts