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This tab includes resources that focus on potential impacts of climate change on forests and the forestry sector.

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Sustainable Salt Lake - Plan 2015 (Salt Lake City, Utah)

March 18, 2013

Sustainable Salt Lake was developed by Salt Lake City Green, the outreach arm of Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Division. This comprehensive plan outlines goals and strategies to achieve increased community sustainability, social justice, and neighborhood and downtown vitality by the end of Mayor Ralph Becker’s second term in 2015. 

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Assessing the Vulnerability of Watersheds to Climate Change

July 2013

The US Forest Service (USFS) Watershed Vulnerability Assessment (WVA) project developed an approach to assessing the vulnerability of water resources in a watershed to projected climate-hydrologic changes. The WVA project was conducted by watershed and aquatic specialists from 11 National Forests across the country representing all nine Forest Service regions. Based on the lessons learned from the pilot projects, this summary report provides guidance on the process of conducting such an assessment, with supporting information for all the key stages of the process.

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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EPA's Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation to Change website

2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts a searchable website for climate change impacts and adaptation information and resources. From the home page, impacts and adaptation information is organized by region or by sector, as well as additional adaptation resources are provided - categorized as adaptation overview, federal and EPA programs, and tools for public officials.  

Resource Category: Adaptation Websites

 

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King County, Washington 2012 Strategic Climate Action Plan

December 3, 2012

King County’s 2012 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) summarizes the County’s efforts in addressing climate change, outlining the county’s most critical goals and priority actions for preparing for climate impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is designed to inform policy and budget decisions, and to serve as the framework for annual reporting along with the County’s energy, green building and environmental purchasing programs. The plan responds to King County Council Ordinance 17270, which required the county executive to develop a strategic climate action plan by 2012, and update the plan in 2015.

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Preparing for Tomorrow's High Tide: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the State of Delaware

July 2012

Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (SLRAC) was established by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), to help the state plan for sea level rise. The SLRAC is assessing Delaware’s vulnerability to current and future inundation problems that may be exacerbated by sea level rise. Their goal is to develop a set of recommendations for state agencies, local governments, businesses, and citizens to enable them to adapt programs, policies, business practices and make informed decisions.

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Climate Change Adaptation: The Impact of Law on Adaptation in the Private Sector

July 2012

This resource summarizes a workshop from March 2012 among academics, non-profit and business representatives, and government officials addressing private sector adaptation to climate change that is influenced by law and public policy. The subset of private sector adaptation measures that are motivated, influenced, prevented, or constrained by government are the focus of the discussion.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Victor B. Flatt, Yee Huang

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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San Francisco's Urban Forest/Street Tree Financing Study

October 2012

In an effort to address San Francisco, California's declining urban forestry budget, the city's Planning Department commissioned an economic consultant, AECOM, to conduct a "Street Tree Financing Study." This study evaluates the costs and benefits associated with street trees and identifies a range of potential funding strategies.

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City of Flagstaff, Arizona Resiliency and Preparedness Study

September 2012

The City of Flagstaff, Arizona completed a study that assesses 115 of the City’s critical operations that have been impacted by climate. Conducted by a team of City staff and regional partners (the "Core Team"), the study recommends an overarching policy aimed to increase protection and resilience within municipal operations to hazards - including fire, severe winter storms, drought, floods, and more.

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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California Third Climate Change Assessment: 2012 Vulnerability and Adaptation Study

July 31, 2012

The '2012 Vulnerability and Adaptation Study' is California's third major assessment on climate change. California produces periodic scientific assessments on the potential impacts of climate change on the state, and reports potential adaptation responses. Required by Executive Order #S-03-05, these assessments influence legislation and inform policy makers. The Third California Climate Change Assessment is a compilation of 37 reports which outline local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, for the energy, water, agriculture, public health, coastal, transportation, and ecological resource sectors.

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Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans - Voluntary Guidance to States for Revision and Implementation

November 2012

In 2005, Congress mandated that state fish and wildlife agencies develop State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) that identified the species and habitats in greatest conservation need, key threats, and recommended actions - in order to receive federal funding through the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies prepared a report with guidance focused on integrating climate change adaptation planning into SWAPs in 2009 - Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans and Other Management Plans.

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