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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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Sustainability Action Plan: A Sustainability Action Toolkit for Lake Tahoe

December 2013

The Sustainability Action Plan for the Lake Tahoe Region serves as a toolkit that regional agencies and local jurisdictions can use to develop their own sustainability actions under a consistent regional framework. The plan offers strategic guidance on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate preparedness and resiliency planning, implementing higher standards for social equity and quality of life, and environmental protections in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Related Organizations: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Midwest Climate Hub

2014

The USDA Regional Climate Hubs offer climate adaptation tools, strategies management options, and technical support to farmers, ranchers and forest land owners. The Hubs direct land managers to USDA agencies that can provide program support to enable them to implement climate-informed management practices. The Midwest Climate Hub works with the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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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. 

Related Organizations: Salt Lake City Green, Salt Lake City, Utah, Department of Energy

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.

Related Organizations: USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

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.  

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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.

Related Organizations: King County, Washington

Resource Category: Planning

 

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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.

Related Organizations: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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California Climate Adaptation Planning Guide

July 2012

The California Adaptation Planning Guide (APG) is made up of four separate reports. The overview document, "Planning for Adaptive Communities," presents the basis for climate change adaptation planning and introduces a step-by-step process for local and regional climate vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy development. All communities seeking climate adaptation planning guidance should start with this document.

Related Organizations: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), California Natural Resources Agency

Author or Affiliated User: Michael McCormick

Resource Category: Planning

 

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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.

Related Organizations: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Center for Progressive Reform, University of North Carolina

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.

Related Organizations: San Francisco Planning Department, City and County of San Francisco, California

Resource Category: Planning

 

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