Image of the California coastline from the Cal-Adapt website.

Climate Commons

California land and resource managers can find information, maps, tools, and data to support climate-smart conservation in their regions. The California Landscape Conservation Cooperative offers resources for getting started and going deeper with adaptation plans.

The Climate Commons offers a starting point for discovery of climate change data and related resources, information about the science that produced it, and guidance for applying climate change science to conservation in California.

The Commons Library
The Climate Commons has three main catalogs of climate change-related resources of interest to California land managers and scientists. These are found in the tabs across the top of the homepage:

  • Datasets—spatial datasets with climate or climate-derived data and modeling results
  • Documents—climate-related documents, including published works and scientific and technical reports
  • Web Resources—other websites of high value for understanding and accessing climate change science

Commons Hosted Data
Selected, highly useful spatial datasets are hosted by the Climate Commons and are made available for viewing and download on its special interactive map utility, called the Commons Platinum Services system. A Commons user account is needed to gain access to the data; the account can be requested from a link on the tool's homepage.

Other Elements in the Commons

  • Articles—overviews of concepts and methodologies, with references
  • Forums—discussions about data and climate adaptation planning
  • CA LCC Projects—descriptions of projects sponsored by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Last modified
26 January 2018 - 12:12pm