Water Topics from the Midwest Hub Region
Vulnerability Assessments of U.S. Agriculture and Forests (2018)
Two special issues in the journal Climatic Change feature vulnerability assessments of agriculture and forestry across the Nation written by the Climate Hubs and their partners.
Strategies for Adapting Great Lakes Coastal Ecosystems to Climate Change
Natural resources practitioners working in Great Lakes coastal ecosystems face decisions about how to help coastal properties adapt to climate changes.
Resources for County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Soil, land and water conservation districts across the Midwest and Northern forests region are beginning to integrate climate change into near and long-term planning. To help with this integration,…
Adapting outdoor recreation to climate change
Climate change will alter the dynamics of outdoor recreation and the infrastructure that supports it in a number of ways, climate adaptation strategies and approaches can help managers thoughtfully…
Climate Adaptation Tools for Wetland Conservation and Management
Wetlands are natural ecosystems that are inherently vulnerable to climate change impacts. The vulnerability of a wetland to regional climate changes is influenced by local characteristics such as…
NRCS practices can support climate change adaptation
NRCS programs and practices can help landowners achieve their goals while supporting climate adaptation. This series of brochures was designed to showcase NRCS practices that can support climate…
Midwest U.S. Climate Resiliency Toolkit
Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive…
Storms and Stream-Crossings
Stream-crossings have a lower risk of failure if designed appropriately for the stream, and with consideration of current and future regional climate conditions. Careful evaluation of structure size…
Forested watersheds climate change adaptation
Climate change will not affect all parts of a watershed in the same way. The local response and vulnerability of a watershed to regional climate changes will be influenced by soils, topography,…
Shifts in Growing Degree Days, Plant Hardiness Zones and Heat Zones
Climate change is already having substantial effects on natural systems and the benefits they provide. Forest vegetation may face increased risk of moisture deficit and drought as climate change…
Climate Adaptation and Indigenous Knowledge in the Great Lakes
Climate adaptation efforts in the Great Lakes region to address tribal perspectives in climate change adaptation.
Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu
The Menu is an extensive collection of climate change adaptation actions for natural resource management with tribal communities.