This page aims to link you to the suite of national to local resources available to inform efforts in this region that aim to facilitate species, ecosystems, and communities increase resiliency today and into the future with a changing climate.

Cascadia Partner Forum Annual Workshop – WildLinks

Annual meeting materials and summaries (as they were prepared) of the Cascadia Partner Forum:

Climate adaptation plans

A wide range of plans to guide climate adaptation within or overlapping Cascadia have been completed or are underway.  We define a climate plan as one where partners not only assessed the climate impacts to a geography or resource but outline goals, conservation targets, and/or actions to increase resiliency today and into the future.  Click here to view a living inventory of plans relevant to Cascadia.

Climate policy

To be added shortly.

Climate science

We are fortunate for the wealth of scientific information and dedicated scientific community to inform our understanding of the potential impacts climate change poses to our region, our current and anticipated needs to foster resiliency in ecological and social communities, and inform planning and actions.  Science is integrated throughout this website in our priority issues, climate adaptation strategy, and spatial impacts but click here for links to specific climate science tools, analyses, and scientific communities.

Climate vulnerability assessments

These assessments of vulnerability to climate change analyses of the extent to which a species, habitat, or ecosystem is susceptible to harm from climate change impacts.  Each assessment is designed to meet the need of a specific audience, such as a land owner or manager.  Therefore, each is unique but is aimed to increase the understand of risk that can ultimately inform action.  Click here to view a living inventory of climate vulnerability assessments overlapping or within Cascadia.

Other Resources (Support, funding, etc)

  • Adaptation Partners – Led by the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies, a team of climate scientists and researchers maintain an adaptation library and facilitate efforts through science-management partnerships focused on climate change adaptation in the western United States.
  • Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) – the world’s largest and most used source of climate adaptation case studies and resources. Share lessons, ideas, and opportunities with others in the field.
  • Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative – a network of local and tribal governments, regional agencies, and organizations in the central Puget Sound region working together to ensure that the economy, environment, and all residents are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
  • Tribal Climate Technical Support Desk – a project of the Climate Impacts Group providing a technical support desk which will respond to as-needed tribal queries regarding the vulnerability assessment and adaptation process. This service is relevant and available to approximately 90 tribes within Northwest and Great Basin geographies.
  • WCS Climate Adaptation Fund provides grant awards to conservation non-profits across the United States to catalyze innovative, science-driven projects responding to the impacts of climate change on wildlife and people.

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