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National Interagency Fire Center and InciWeb The National Interagency Fire Center and InciWeb posts fire information for large scale fires in the US. As of 9 July 2018 throughout the US there have been over 3.2 million wildland acres burned in large fires which is over a half a…

References for Climate Risk Management Practices prepared by: J.J. Ho; J.E. Halofsky; D.L. Peterson.    References U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service [USDA FS]. 2008. Forest Service strategic framework for responding to climate change. Version…

Climate change is a major challenge in natural resource management, both because of the magnitude of potential effects and because of the uncertainty associated with climate change projections and effects. Adapting resource management to changing conditions is critical to reduce…

Sensitivities A. Higher winter streamflows will lead to increased damage of roads, trails, campgrounds, and other infrastructure. B. Increased flooding will reduce the number of operational and functional campgrounds, possibly shifting visitor use to campgrounds that are less…

Sensitivities A. More wildfire and insect outbreaks will increase loss of late-successional forest habitat and connectivity. B. Loss of habitat structure and spatial heterogeneity will increase species vulnerability to changing climate. C. Higher temperature and increased…

Sensitivities A. Increased flood frequency and higher peak flows may reduce egg-fry survival for fall spawners and yearling parr winter survival. B. Increased sedimentation in streams will accompany increased flooding and wildfire. C. Lower low flows in summer will reduce…

Sensitivity A. Reduced snowpack, shifts in hydrologic regime involving changes in timing and magnitude of streamflows, and changing groundwater recharge and discharge will likely lead to shifts in plant species composition and reduced habitat quality in riparian areas,…

Sensitivities A. There will be increased opportunity for invasive species establishment with increased disturbance and shifting plant species composition under changing climate. B. Climate change may lead to loss of climatically suitable habitat for persistent pinyon-juniper…

Sensitivities A. Warming temperatures will lead to longer fire seasons, increased wildfire frequency, and increased area burned across the western U.S. B. There will be increased opportunity for invasive species establishment with increased disturbance and shifting plant…