Climate Change and Water: In Brief

As the USFS’s Climate Change and Water: In Brief summarizes, declining water quantity and quality are becoming common issues, especially where our demands exceed supply. Growing water demands, in turn, put aquatic resources and other services at risk because less water is available to sustain them.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Natural Resources Management: Toolbox of Methods with Case Studies

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) for Natural Resources Management: Toolbox of Methods with Case Studies aims to provide resources and examples of assessment methodologies being applied to help plan for climate change.

Climate Communications Report

This report from the Land Trust Alliance and the Open Space Institute aims to provide helpful guidance on how to connect about this issue, and information to help land trusts respond to the greatest challenge of our time.

Climate Education Publications

Efforts to raise awareness about climate change are growing in the conservation community. Early climate change education can help bring the conservationists of tomorrow up to speed about the challenges we are facing today. This page highlights youth education resources that some land trusts are using to communicate about changing conditions.

Climate knowledge for everyone

To support better understanding and action, a new interactive website launched by MIT leads the public through the knowns (and unknowns) of climate change.

Climate Ready Estuaries: Synthesis of Adaptation Options for Coastal Areas

US EPA’s report, Climate Ready Estuaries: Synthesis of Adaptation Options for Coastal Areas, provides an overview of climate change impacts on coastal areas.

Coastal Areas Impacts and Climate Change Adaptation Website

The Coastal Areas Impacts and Climate Change Adaptation Website offers assessments of climate change impacts and adaptation efforts by region or by sector. It also provides additional resources, including an adaptation overview, which highlights examples of adaptation and ongoing adaptation efforts.

Coastal Blue Carbon

This IUCN report addresses financing opportunities for coastal ecosystems which are often referred to as “Blue Carbon”.

Coastal Blue Carbon: Methods for assessing carbon stocks

The coastal blue carbon manual aims to provide standardized methods for field measurements and analysis of blue carbon stocks and flux in coastal ecosystems.

Coastal Inundation Mapping Primer

NOAA’s Coastal Inundation Mapping Primer offers a four-step process for inundation mapping that includes: obtaining and preparing elevation data, preparing water level information, mapping inundation, and visualizing inundation.