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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 soils, topography, location in the watershed, current and past land uses. A changing climate can intensify existing stressors to wetland ecosystems and bring about changes that can affect water quality, and habitats. Adaptation is critical to sustaining wetland ecosystems.
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 lengthens the growing season.
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 include climate change considerations in land management…
Forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change by capturing carbon dioxide and storing carbon within soils and forest biomass. Management actions can be designed to maintain existing carbon stocks or enhance sequestration capacity while…
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 soils, topography, location in the watershed, current and…
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 change adaptation responses.