Northern Great Plains

The Northern Great Plains is experiencing unprecedented climate-driven extremes, including severe drought, floods, and wildfires. These changes threaten economic sectors such as agriculture and recreation and affect the health, well-being, and livelihood of the region’s residents.

    Key Points:

  • Climate change is compounding the impacts of extreme events.
  • Human and ecological health face rising threats from climate-related hazards.
  • Resource- and land-based livelihoods are at risk.
  • Climate response involves navigating complex trade-offs and tensions.
  • Communities are building the capacity to adapt and transform.

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Native prairie in east-central North Dakota. Image credit: Rick Bohn, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie region, CC-BY-2.0,, via Flickr

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19 April 2024 - 11:39am