More information is becoming available on climate change projections and potential impacts on natural resources and agriculture. Unfortunately, most of this information doesn't seem applicable because many land owners and managers are unsure how climate change might actually apply at the scales that are relevant to their work. The Adaptation Workbook was created to bridge this gap. The Workbook provides users with a flexible, logical process to consider climate change information and design customized management actions that can help achieve their management objectives.
The end result is a written plan containing each of these elements that can be exported and downloaded as a PDF document.
The Workbook requires a substantial amount of input from the user and user knowledge (of the ecosystem, management techniques). The quality of the final plan will depend on the quality of information provided by the user.
The online Workbook is mostly text-based; all work is auto-saved by the application every few seconds. Before beginning, users should be prepared to type and read, using a computer screen that is large enough to read clearly, in a comfortable workspace.
The Workbook process may take several hours or longer, depending on the complexity of the project and user familiarity with climate change information.