Regional Resources: West

Key regional climate change and conservation resources are listed and linked by region and by state below.

Western Regional Resources

Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Approaches in Marine and Coastal Ecosystems of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Compilation of Scientific Literature, 2011 (Washington, Oregon, and California)

– National Academy of Sciences, Sea Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future, 2012


– The Nature Conservancy, Managing Changing Landscapes in the Southwestern United StatesSouthwest Climate Change Initiative

– Union of Concerned Scientists, Global Warming: California and Western States

– USDA Climate Hubs, Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: Northwest, Southwest, CaliforniaSouthern Plains

– US EPA, Climate Impacts and Adaptation: Alaska, Northwest, Southwest, and US Tropical Islands

– USFS, Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western MountainsEffects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector

– US FWS, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest; Intermountain Adaptation Partnership, Mountain-Prairie Region: Strategic Habitat Conservation

– US Global Change Research Program – Regional Climate Change Impacts, Alaska, Islands, Northwest, and Southwest

West Coast Governors’ Global Warming Initiative (Washington, Oregon, and California) and Staff Recommendations Report (2004)

Western Climate Initiative (Arizona, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington; and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec)

Western State Resources

Below are lists of the states and territories in the Land Trust Alliance’s Western Region and Pacific Islands and Territories. Click on a state or scroll down to access relevant conservation resources and state-specific climate change information.