Regions

West

AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY (includes Pacific Island Territories)

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust – Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge

Sea level rise amplifies hazards such as coastal erosion, inundation due to storm surge, extreme tides, and tsunami, and is projected to lead to more frequent and increasingly severe flooding. To respond to these threats conservation efforts on the 277-acre Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge aim to mitigate impacts of sea level rise, promote habitat restoration, and support food security and community sustainability.

The Nature Conservancy CA – Connecting Multiple Resource Benefit Management to Resiliency Planning

To inform management decisions in the region, TNC-CA and partners conducted comprehensive climate change planning and vulnerability assessments for this area. The climate change planning effort began by identifying six key species and habitats in the Mount Hamilton project area.

TNC Climate Wizard

The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Wizard was developed by TNC scientists along with partners at the University of Washington and the University of Southern Mississippi. Climate Wizard aims to make climate data more widely available in a user-friendly format to anyone that wants to understand the potential impacts of climate change. This free interactive visualization tool allows users to drill down in both time and space and see the climate change that has occurred to date and the climate change expected to come at a resolution of 12 or 50-square kilometers anywhere in the world.

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events.

USFWS Coastal Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program is a non-regulatory program that provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and coastal communities to restore or protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands.

Western U.S. Wildfires and Climate Change

WRI’s Western U.S. Wildfires and the Climate Change Connection Fact Sheet reports that over the past 30 years there has been a fourfold increase in the number of large and long-duration forest fires in the American West. Size of wildfires has been increasing, with more than half the U.S. Western states experiencing their largest wildfire on record since 2000, and the length of the fire season has expanded by 2.5 months.

Wetlands Restoration – The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Wetlands restoration efforts on this working farm protect human land uses and improve the surrounding slough system.