Below is a collection of vulnerability assessments relevant to the Northwest Climate Hub region and specific to Climate Hub focus areas, including agriculture, forestry, rangelands, and indigenous peoples. Assessments are useful to adaptation processes since these documents synthesize available science and knowledges. These assessments examine aspects of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity of key resources or systems to potential climate change impacts.
Regional Assessments for the Northwest
The Northwest Climate Assessment Report from the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. This resource assesses climate change vulnerabilities throughout Oregon and Washington.
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Chapter 24: Northwest is a chapter of the National Climate Assessment that highlights the vulnerabilities of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in a changing climate.
USDA Northwest Climate Hub Regional Vulnerability Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies explores a wide range of vulnerabilities throughout the Northwest. It also addresses ongoing adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for our landscapes, waters and communities is a guide from the Climate Impacts Group that assesses the state of knowledge about key climate impacts and consequences to various sectors and communities in the Pacific Northwest.
National Climate Assessment Health Sector Workshop: Northwest Region Report is a report that synthesizes the impacts of climate change upon health in the Northwest.
Social Vulnerability to Large Wildfires in the Western USA (north-central Washington) explores the social vulnerabilities of the western United States to large wildfires.
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Chapter 26: Alaska
Anatomy of a Closing Window: Vulnerability to Changing Seasonality in Interior Alaska
Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report, State of Climate Science: 2019
A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Washington State Parks
Climate Change and Forest Trees in the Pacific Northwest: a Vulnerability Assessment and Recommended Actions for National Forests
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Chapter 15: Tribes and Indigenous Peoples
Nooksack Indian Tribe Natural Resources Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Climate Change Through an Intersectional Lens: Gendered Vulnerability and Resilience in Indigenous Communities in the United States (PNW & AK indigenous communities)
Native Village of Georgetown, Alaska Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment