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Responses to Climate Change

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Responses to Climate Change: What You Need to Know gives a brief overview of the adaptation options, resistance, resilience, and transition, and how to incorporate them into natural resource planning, as well as providing definitions and descriptions of mitigation and restoration. A regionally-relevant activity follows the main material, and a personalized certificate is generated upon completion.


AgLearn Credit is available for completing all three Climate Change: What You Need to Know modules. Search in AgLearn for the course FS2100 Responding to a Changing Climate and its Effects on Forests and Grasslands. Add this course to your "To-Do List". After watching all three modules and completing each module activity, return to AgLearn and click on the "Click Here to Confirm Completion" link to certify completion. Finish the Level One Survey to gain credit.

Learning Objectives

By the end of Responses to Climate Change, users should know:
  • The three adaptation options: resistance, resilience, and transition
  • Differences and similarities between resistance, resilience, and transition
  • Benefits and risks involved with each of the adaptation options
  • The basic steps of the adaptation planning process
  • Mitigation options for land management
  • Differences between adaptation, mitigation, and restoration
The Responses to Climate Change activity will help users gain an understanding of:
  • Different types of ecosystem management responses
  • Climate change challenges, opportunities, and adaptation tactics for their region
  • Climate change adaptation planning processes

Background on the Modules

Three comprehensive education modules have been created using curriculum developed by the Forest Service. Learn about the intended purpose of the modules.

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