Restoring the Great Lakes’ Coastal Future: Technical Guidance for the Design and Implementation of Climate-Smart Restoration Projects

Restoring the Great Lakes’ Coastal Future: Technical Guidance for the Design and Implementation of Climate-Smart Restoration Projects provides guidance on incorporating current and anticipated climate change impacts into restoration projects in the Great Lakes region.

Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change

In this Strategic Plan USFWS identifies approaches that can be informative and potentially scaleable throughout the conservation community.

Rolling Easements

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.

Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

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

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.

Shifting Shorelines, Shifting Conservation Strategies

This publication provides case studies and geospatial best practices for incorporating sea level rise into wetland conservation priorities to support adaptation.

Smart Growth and Climate Change

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

Smart Growth and Water Publications

The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Water Publications offers tools and publications for communities addressing climate change.

Smart Growth Technical Assistance

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.

Soil Carbon

Opportunities exist to improve soil management in order to increase carbon sinking or sequestration in agricultural and grassland systems.