NationalOffice of Sustainability and Climate
Forest Service: Climate Change
Forest Service R&D: Climate Change
USDA Climate Hubs
Research StationsNorthern Research Station: Climate Change
Southern Research Station: Forest Health
Pacific Northwest Research Station: Climate Change
Pacific Southwest Research Station: Climate Change
Rocky Mountain Research Station: Climate Change
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
SectoralForest Inventory and Analysis National Program - Carbon in U.S. Forests
Valuing Ecosystem Services - Carbon Sequestration
NRS 06 Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Sciences
Woody Biomass Utilization
Climate Change Land Management & Project Planning
Other Federal Government
Houses reports for policy leaders, educational resources, maps and data, and news on climate change. Materials are designed for a range of audiences.
Climate Science Centers
The eight Regional Climate Science Centers (CSCs) provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to address climate change impacts. The managing entity for the CSCs is the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (see link below).
In 2014, Data.gov updated their website to include dozens of new climate-related datasets, including a whole subset of data related to ecosystem vulnerability. This expands on previous versions of the website which focused on coastal flooding and sea level rise. Tools are available to map and visualize data, or to locate datasets relevant to a geographical area of interest.
DOE Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
The primary climate change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This site provides access to records and datasets on atmospheric CO2, plant and ecosystem responses to elevated CO2, and terrestrial carbon management among other subjects.
DOD Natural Resources Program - Climate Change Tools for Adapting Management Strategies
Provides information on how the U.S. Department of Defense is preparing for climate change, including the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. This site provides references for a number of tools and resources that can help to incorporate climate change into planning on lands managed by the military.
DOT Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse
A portal for information on transportation and climate change from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Available information includes greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, methods for analyzing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, and emissions reduction strategies.
EPA - Climate Change
This site coordinates climate change information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other sources. It provides overviews on GHG emissions, health, environmental effects, regulation/policy, economics, and GHG reduction strategies among other topics.
Joint Fire Science Program
The JFSP is a one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC's)
LCCs are applied conservation science partnerships with two main functions. The first is to provide the science and technical expertise needed to support conservation planning at landscape scales. The second is to promote collaboration among members (States, Tribes, Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities and other groups) in defining shared conservation goals. There are 22 LCC's deliniated in the United States.
NASA - Global Cimate Change
Contains a wealth of climate change information and multimedia from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Includes educational materials, animations and videos, recent news, kids resources, real time data on climate metrics, and more.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Global Change Master Directory
An extensive directory of Earth science data. The GCMD database holds more than 30,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Climate and Radiation Branch
A NASA branch that conducts research focused on atmospheric measurement, numerical modeling, and climate analysis. They investigate atmospheric radiation both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. Access to research descriptions and publications are available here.
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies - Datasets and Images
A key objective of GISS research is prediction of atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st century. This website provides access to climate change simulators and observational data on temperature, precipitation, aerosols, radiation and climate forcing and other processes.
NOAA - Climate
This website collects and organizes the various National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) work relating to climate change, including climate observation & monitoring, research, modeling, and information services geared towards helping communities manage climate risks.