IA, IL, IN, KS, OH, OK, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI (includes the Great Lakes)
Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis covers a wide expanse of management issues. The USDA’s Climate Hubs have synthesized the assessment for each of their region’s stakeholders.
The average temperature over the past 130 years has increased faster in North Dakota than in any other state in the contiguous United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported in the 2013 National Climate Assessment. There’s a lot of uncertainty climate change, but efforts to adapt and build resilience are underway in the fastest warming state in the Lower 48.
Encourage climate change awareness in your community by focusing on local or regional impacts. Highlight those changes your audience might have already noticed. Because climate impacts vary, you will need to be alert for climate change impacts in your specific region. Once you’ve identified a few impacts, think about how they might affect your community.