In this Strategic Plan USFWS identifies approaches that can be informative and potentially scaleable throughout the conservation community.
This primer highlights more than a dozen approaches for ensuring that wetlands and beaches can migrate inland, as people remove buildings, roads, and other structures from land as it becomes submerged. Collectively, these approaches are known as rolling easements.
The National Wildlife Federation’s Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments is designed to assist fish and wildlife managers and other conservation and resource professionals to better plan, execute, and interpret climate change vulnerability assessments.
Scenario planning is used to develop long-term plans that are resilient under a variety of potential future conditions or scenarios. Planners consider a range of scenarios, and then select the plan that is most robust across several or all scenarios.
This publication provides case studies and geospatial best practices for incorporating sea level rise into wetland conservation priorities to support adaptation.
The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Climate Change website provides extensive research at the intersection of climate change and land use/development. This website provides links both to EPA and outside resources that can help communities direct future development in ways that preserve open space, create livable neighborhoods, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions
The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Water Publications offers tools and publications for communities addressing climate change.
The US EPA’s Smart Growth Technical Assistance program offers a variety of technical assistance programs and tools to help communities learn about and implement smart growth. Several of these programs are available to communities developing policies to address climate change.
Opportunities exist to improve soil management in order to increase carbon sinking or sequestration in agricultural and grassland systems.
NOAA’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping engages stakeholders in a mapping process to identify their resources, perspectives, and priorities. Through sharing this information, stakeholders become part of decision-making, and the process of creating maps can become as important to building community consensus as the maps themselves.