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Compendium of Adaptation Approaches

The Adaptation Approaches help natural resource managers and landowners identify actions for responding to climate change. It provides a curated list of adaptation actions the helps you move from broad ideas to specific actions. Many illustrative examples of adaptation actions are included in this tool, but it is not a comprehensive list of all available options. Learn more about adaptation actions.
The collection is organized by adaptation approach – click on each approach for more information on how the idea links to broader adaptation strategies and more specific management tactics. You can browse by resource area, region, or climate change impact.
We created this tool to inspire thinking and spur brainstorming for adaptation planning. It can also be used to link a specific management action to a broader adaptation approach in order to show how management is intentionally addressing climate change concerns. As you do this, it is important to consider your own management goals and local climate change impacts before selecting actions for implementation. We strongly encourage you to use a structured process to intentionally consider climate change in your planning and project development.

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