5-Year Action Plan for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change in the 21st Century (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
To address the impacts of climate change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed a strategic plan, "Rising to the Urgent Challenges of a Changing Climate," (see separate entry) which establishes a basic framework from which the Service and their employees can work with the larger conservation community to help ensure the sustainability of fish, wildlife and their habitats.
A draft set of actions were developed for the agency to undertake over the five year period from 2009 through 2013, to begin to implement the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. This draft Action Plan details those actions - organized in a chronological sequence according to these goals and objectives. This action plan is designed to allow the USFWS to address the most pressing near-term climate change impacts to fish and wildlife while also laying the foundation for the Service's long-term response.
As of mid-2011, this draft became unavailable from the USFWS climate change adaptation site.
Publication Date: September 21, 2009
- Adaptation plan
- Air temperature
- Invasive species and pests
- Ocean acidification
- Permafrost melt
- Precipitation changes
- Sea-level rise
- Water quality
- Water supply
- Water temperatures