Climate Basics

Start here to learn about climate change, how it may influence land management, and what options are open to natural resource managers for responding to these changes.

Managing for Change

Why care about natural resource management and climate change? Read this for an introduction to many of the resources offered on the CCRC. 

Climate Education

Education is the first step to incorporating climate change into natural resource management. This section features an interactive excercise on climate change science, and other resources for learning or teaching climate change.

Climate Science Primer

The Primer provides a brief background on climate change science and current climate trends. It points to in-depth resources from organizations that specialize in explaining climate basics.


For answers to specific questions on climate science, how climate changes affect ecosystems, or how to think about resource management under climate change, the FAQ's are a good place to start.