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. Looking for a course on climate change? Explore the three comprehensive learning modules for an in-depth intro to climate change science, effects, and responses. Interested in a quick look at how climate change affects our nation's forests? Check out the videos at the bottom of the page.

Education Modules

These comprehensive education modules were created using curriculum developed by the Forest Service Climate Change Advisor’s Office, Climate Change Education and Training Team.  They give an in-depth introduction to basic climate change science, the effects of climate change on forest and grassland ecosystems, and how we can respond to climate change with management.

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 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 FAQs are a good place to start.