USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
Overview: 

The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a web-based, national resource that connects land managers and decision makers with useable science to address climate change in planning and application. Current and expected climate changes have serious implications for ecosystems and the benefits they provide.

The CCRC addresses the land manager's question "What can I do about climate change?" The CCRC provides information about climate change impacts on forests and other ecosystems, and approaches to adaptation and mitigation in forests and grasslands. The website compiles and creates educational resources, climate change and carbon tools, video presentations, literature, and briefings on management-relevant topics, ranging from basic climate change information to details on specific management responses. The CCRC is a joint effort of the Forest Service Office of the Climate Change Advisor and Forest Service Research and Development.

The CCRC began in 2008 as an effort of Forest Service Research and Development in the western U.S., under the direction of Michael Furniss3, now retired. It has since evolved into a national resource, managed by the CCRC Production Team (right) with input from the management community.

Purpose: 
The CCRC addresses the land manager's question "What can I do about climate change?" The CCRC provides information about climate change impacts on forests and other ecosystems, and approaches to adaptation and mitigation in forests and grasslands. The website compiles and creates peer-reviewed educational resources, climate change and carbon tools, video presentations, literature, and briefings on management-relevant topics, ranging from basic climate change information to details on specific management responses.
Outputs: 
tools, education, science synthesis on a variety of topics, videos, real-world demonstration projects, briefings
Restrictions and Limitations: 
n/a
Release/Version: 
2017
Release Notes: 

Continued development and new releases

Tool Developers: 

USDA Forest Service

Format: 
Web
Audience: 
Researcher
Extension
Land Manager
Other
Time Investment: 
Low
Spatial Scale: 
National
Time Scale: 
Day