Adaptation - general

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Caribbean Climate Sub Hub (CCSH)

International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Principal Investigator(s): 
William A. Gould

The Caribbean Climate Sub Hub (CCSH) is located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and is one of seven Regional Hubs and three Subsidiary Hubs nationwide. The CCSH will work with USDA to deliver science based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners that will help them to adapt to climate change and weather variability by coordinating with local and regional partners in federal and state agencies, universities, and the public. The CCSH is focused on tropical forestry and agriculture and will provide:

  • Technical support for agricultural land and forest managers to respond to drought, heat stress, floods, pests, and changes in growing season in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Outreach and education to farmers, ranchers, forest managers and advisors on ways to build resilience to extreme weather events and thrive despite change.

The Vision of the CCSH is that agencies, organizations, producers, managers, and decision-makers work collaboratively to promote sustainable and best management practices that ensure food, water, and other vital resources are available in the US Caribbean by sustaining and strengthening the services provided by natural land and seascapes, working lands and rural communities in the face of changing climate. The Mission of the CCSH is to help society sustain and improve the viability of forestry and agricultural production, the availability and quality of soil and water resources, the viability and quality of rural lifestyles, and food security in light of climate variability and change. The Goal of the CCSH is to develop and deliver information related to climate, agriculture, and forestry for better planning and implementation of actions related to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in the tropical working lands and oceans in the Caribbean.

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Record Entry Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2015

Forest conservation and management in the Anthropocene: Conference proceedings

In these collected papers, leading scientists, resource managers and policy specialists explore the implications of climate change and other manifestations of the Anthropocene on the management of wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water, and other resources, with particular attention to the effects of wildfire. Recommendations include the need for a supporting institutional, legal, and policy framework that is not just different but more dynamic, to facilitate resource management adaptation and preparedness in a period of accelerating environmental change.

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the North Cascades Region, Washington

The North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP) is a science-management partnership that has worked with numerous stakeholders over 2 years to identify climate change issues relevant to resource management in the North Cascades, and to find solutions that will help the diverse ecosystems of this region transition into a warmer climate. The NCAP provided education, conducted a climate change vulnerability assessment, and developed adaptation options for federal agencies that manage 2.4 million hectares in north-central Washington.

Aspen Stands on the Park Falls District: A Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Project

In this video slideshow, see how managers on the Chequamegon-Nicolet approached climate change adaptation and options for enhancing forest reslience in two aspen stands.

Jerry VanCleve
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Forest adaptation resources: climate change tools and approaches for land managers

This document provides a collection of resources designed to help forest managers incorporate climate change considerations into management and devise adaptation tactics. It was developed in northern Wisconsin as part of the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project and contains information from assessments, partnership efforts, workshops, and collaborative work between scientists and managers.

Responding to Climate Change on the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin has been a national leader in addressing climate change. Find out more about their approach.

Connie Cummins, Linda Parker
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National Climate Assessment 2014

This peer-reviewed report is a thorough and comprehensive overview of how climate change is expected to affect the United States. It includes analyses of impacts on seven sectors – human health, water, energy, transportation, agriculture, forests, and ecosystems. The report also assesses U.S. regional impacts and outlines some climate adaptation efforts.

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