Land management actions on public and private forests and grasslands can be designed to achieve carbon outcomes while meeting other sustainable resource management objectives.
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. 
Tools to help professionals consider the potential effects of climate change on forests, and to design actions that can help ecosystems cope under changing conditions.

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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.

A unique hands-on virtual training to consider the impacts of climate change adaptation responses in real-world natural resource management planning.