A Quick Guide to Adaptation Planning for Natural Resources Professionals
Natural resources planning activities are constantly changing to accommodate new challenges, and it is becoming increasingly important that conservation and land management activities intentionally consider a changing and uncertain climate. This Quick Guide to Adaptation Planning for Natural Resources Professionals provides a starting point to help design and implement adaptation actions in natural resource planning work, with a focus on the project level.
This guide draws on the five-step Adaptation Workbook process designed by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to help professionals consider how climate change will affect their lands and your associated goals for natural resources management. By intentionally considering the potential impacts, challenges, and opportunities from climate change, they can then use this lens to identify actions that enable ecosystems to cope with stressors and adapt to changing conditions, while also addressing their conservation priorities.