Assessments

The USDA Climate Hubs published a series of regional vulnerability assessments to provide their stakeholders with a baseline “snapshot” of current climate vulnerabilities, along with specific adaptative management strategies to increase the resilience of working lands in each region. They also include regional greenhouse gas profiles, which identify opportunities to reduce emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Each document also gives an overview of how partner USDA agencies are being affected by and addressing changing climate conditions.

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Climate change impacts to Wisconsin freshwater fish storymap

To explore how fish communities in Wisconsin lakes are expected to change in the future, and examine predictions for individual lakes throughout Wisconsin with an interactive map. This tool is relevant to lakeshed and community managers considering the future of recreation and...

Climate change impacts to Wisconsin freshwater fish

To convey information contained in the Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis for New England and Northern New York forests.

Storymap of Climate Change and Adaptation: New England

Day neutral strawberries at UNH's Woodman Horticulture Research Farm

This report details the findings from the USDA Northeast Climate Hub's Capacity Discovery project.  Implemented in spring 2015, an online survey led by Pennsylvania State University and Cornell University established the current and future capacity of land-grant universities in...

Current Activities and Future Priorities at Universities in the Northeast

A farmer overlooks his flooded fields

This report provides an overview of regional agriculture and forest sensitivities to climate change and suggests adaptation strategies that can help build resilience.  The Northeastern United States is a diverse region containing the seven most densely populated States in the...

Northeast Regional Vulnerability Assessment

This field guide is designed to put useful climate change and adaptation information into the hands of natural resource professionals as they walk through the woods. This field guide provides summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Minnesota’s forests...

Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

Piñyon decline in the Lincoln National Forest due to drought and insect infestations

The National Drought Resilience Partnership is an effort to promote stronger drought resilience on federal lands. As a part of this effort, the U.S. Forest Service conducted a series of focused workshops across the country to understand the management opportunities and...

Drought Impacts in the Southwestern Region

The economic, social, and environmental costs of drought can be significant, and vulnerability to drought in arid and semi-arid regions will likely increase in the future with a warming climate. To promote stronger drought resilience on federal lands, the National Drought...

Responding to Ecological Drought in the Intermountain Region

market shelves filled with fruit

Agriculture and forestry practices in the U.S. Caribbean have had 500 years of North American, European, and African influence, as well as the legacy of indigenous cultures and farming practices. There is also a century of high caliber research in agriculture and forestry at...

Caribbean Hub Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Northwest USDA Northwest Climate Hub Regional Vulnerability Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies  2014 National Climate Assessment for the Northwest  Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for our landscapes, waters and...

Northwest Vulnerability Assessments

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