This page aims to link you to the suite of national to local resources available to facilitate and inform climate adaptation planning and implementation in Cascadia. We hope to provide links to reports, workshop proceedings, policies, funding sources, and more. These resources complement the people and networks throughout this region that are helping species, ecosystems, and communities adapt to a changing climate.
Cascadia Partner Forum materials and reports
- Introduction to Cascadia (2013). Prepared by Cascadia Partner Forum fellows Becky Beard, Jon Bepple, and Carissa Jackson.
- Cascadia’s Connectivity Priorities. SAH Ecologia LLC (2015). Prepared for the forum to summarize from existing scientific analyses key terrestrial habitat connectivity linkages and fracture zones within the transboundary Cascadia landscape, and important landscape scale linkages to keep Cascadia connected to a regional network of habitats.
- Sockeye Salmon Report: Cascadia Partner Forum (2013). Species overview, status, and climate considerations report prepared by Jon Bepple for the Cascadia Partner Forum.
- Wolverine Report: Cascadia Partner Forum (2013). Species overview, status, and climate consideration report for the Cascadia landscape prepared by Brynn Arborico for the Cascadia Partner Forum.
- WildLinks 2012: General Technical Report. Lyons, Andrea. (2013) Includes summary from Cascadia Partner Forum launch discussions and workgroups.
- WildLinks 2013: A workshop of the Cascadia Partner Forum – Summary Report. Bepple, Jon. (2014)
- WildLinks 2014: A summary report. Head, Alyson (2015)
- Further information on priority issues of the forum including links to reports, relevant news, information, and partners websites.
Climate adaptation related policies, strategies, statements, programs, and plans
- BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program
- Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Strategic Conservation Framework
- Preparing for Climate Change: British Columbia’s Adaptation Strategy (February 2010)
- Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement by Association of BC Forest Professionals, College of Applied Biology, Association of Professional Biology, and Planning Institute of British Columbia – (July 2014)
- Swinomish Climate Change Initiative Climate Adaptation Action Plan (October 2010)
- US Climate Adaptation Plan – Environmental Protection Agency (draft as of February 2013 for public comment)
- USDA Climate Adaptation Plan (February 2013)
- USDOI’s Strategic Response to Climate Change (Includes 2009 Secretarial Order followed by plan, relevant documents, and links to established Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives)
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources Climate Adaptation Strategy
- Washington State Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy (April 2012)
Relevant reports, research, and links
- A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for B.C.’s Managed Forests: One pager, Introduction (exec summary) and Full Report. November 2013.
- Adaptations to Change: Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. Gaines et al, 2010.
- Canadian Parks and Protected Areas: Helping Canada weather climate change (2013). Canadian Parks Council.
- Climate Change Adaptation for Local Government: A Resource Guide. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (June 2012)
- Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the North Cascades region, Washington. Gen. Tech. Rep. Raymond, C.L.; Peterson, D.L.; Rochefort, R.M. (20xx – In draft form).
- Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in British Columbia. West Coast Environmental Law (October 2012)
- Climate Change and Water: Impacts and Adaptations for First Nation Communities. Assembly of First Nations (2008).
- Communicating Climate Change in North Cascades National Park. A blog with updates from park scientists, student interns, rangers, and citizen scientists on ongoing projects investigating the effects of climate change in the park and beyond.
- Facing Climate Change – a documentary project that tells the story of global climate change through local people in the Pacific Northwest.
- Guidelines for considering Traditional Knowledges in climate change initiatives (including link to provide comment on the guidelines)
- Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Sustainable Roads System Strategy – Climate Change Analysis. Ronda Strauch, University of Washington. December 2014.
- TRACS – Terrestrial Restoration and Conservation Strategy, Region 6 of the US Forest Service identifies priority watersheds for wildlife species including discussion of impacts and sensitivities to climate change. Links includes report with direction to data layers.
- Washington Connected Landscapes Project: a suite of analyses and tools to inform habitat connectivity conservation including a statewide analysis, climate gradient corridor analysis, Columbia Plateau analyses, and British Columbia-Washington transboundary scoping report. Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group.
Adaptation in Action: Cascadia Case Studies
- Northwest Impacts and Adaptation – Adaptation Examples from the NW (includes several within Cascadia). US Environmental Protection Agency maintained site.
- Salmon, Climate Change and WDFW: A pilot workshop to explore vulnerability and resilience to a changing climate in the Skagit basin, February 2013. Summary and results report prepared by Lynn Helbrecht and Anne Marshall.
- AdaptWest – A spatial database and synthesis of methods for conservation planning aimed at enhancing resilience and adaptation potential of natural systems under climate change.
- Plan2Adapt – Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
Additional Information Sources
- Clearinghouse: Impacts, Preparation, and Adaptation Resources (WA Department of Ecology)
- Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)
- Georgetown Adaptation Clearinghouse
Adaptation specific funding sources