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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Native American and Native Alaskans are indigenous people of the United States. In the Northwest there are 44 federally recognized Native American Nations and in Alaska over 200 Tribal Nations. In addition to these nations, state governments have recognized other tribes. Tribal...

Northwest and Alaskan Tribal Nations and Climate Change

Alaska is the largest state in the United States. The majority of its people live in urban areas while some of them live in small, remote communities throughout the state. The majority of food consumed by Alaskans is shipped to Alaska, but many small communities especially...

Agriculture in Alaska

Provide resources and adaptation strategies for land managers that have been vetted by scientists and land managers in other areas.

Adaptation Partners: Climate Change Adaptation Library

Useful to Usable

The suite of decision-support tools was a product of this effort to help producers make better long-term decisions on what, when and where to plant, and how to manage crops for maximum yields and minimum environmental damage. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) was a...

Useful to Useable (U2U)

Alaska is at the forefront of experiencing the effects of climate change as it has warmed twice as fast as the contiguous US. Sea ice, glaciers and permafrost are melting, spring snowmelt is occurring earlier, river ice break-up is happening earlier; all of this affects local...

Alaska and a Changing Climate

Regional Assessments Colorado Climate Plan (2015) The Colorado Climate Plan is a statewide strategy of policy recommendations and actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to increase Colorado’s level of preparedness. The Colorado Climate Plan focuses on seven main...

Colorado Climate Plan 2015 Regional Assessment

Cows on pasture at Shelburne Farms in Vermont

The climate in the Northeast U.S. has been changing. Winters have been getting warmer and heavy rainstorms are becoming much more common.  Many longtime farmers feel that the seasons have shifted, and the latest climate models indicate that these changes are likely to continue....

Agricultural Vulnerabilities in the Northeast

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