Climate Change and Federal Land Management - A Comparison of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Climate Change Strategies

Developed by the Defenders of Wildlife, this report examines the strategies for responding to climate change from three major federal land management agencies - the USDA Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. It compares and contrasts the goals, objectives and actions proposed by these plans in an effort to offer guidance to other organizations developing strategies, and to foster cooperation between agencies.

The authors concluded that while each of these agencies developed their strategies in isolation, considerable overlap existed between them, both in the overall organization and categorization of their goals, as well as in the individual objectives within the goals. As such, they highlight these common elements in hope that this will facilitate coordination between these agencies as well as offer lessons for the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Climate Adaptation Strategy and other individual agencies undertaking similar planning.


Publication Date: November 2010

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Aimee Delach
  • Noah Matson

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