A resource for watershed managers to use in adaptation planning is available - a menu of adaptation strategies and approaches for forested watersheds. This document includes a set of adaptation strategies and approaches that can be used by natural resource professionals working on projects with goals to support hydrologic function, ecological restoration, and infrastructure improvements. It is a supplemental topic developed to be used with the Adaptation Workbook, originally developed by the Climate Change Response Framework and published in the Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers. This resource was designed to help land managers consider climate change and increase the ability of ecosystems to cope with climate change impacts. It does not provide specific recommendations, but rather serves as a decision-support tool for incorporating adaptation considerations into current management objectives. One of the major challenges of adapting watersheds to climate change is translating broad concepts into specific, tangible actions. This menu of adaptation strategies and approaches provides options for adaptation actions to support integrating climate change considerations into management and conservation activities. Contact Danielle Shannon for more information.

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  • Citation: Shannon, P. Danielle, Christopher W. Swanston, Maria K. Janowiak, Stephen D. Handler, Kristen M. Schmitt, Leslie A. Brandt, Patricia R. Butler-Leopold, and Todd Ontl. 2019. "Adaptation strategies and approaches for forested watersheds." Climate Services  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2019.01.005

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