Office of the Climate Change Advisor
Forest Service Response
National Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change. PDF, 3.24 MB, 32 pp
Roadmap Summary Brochure. PDF, 551 K, 2 pp
All National Forests are working on strategies to adjust and prepare for new conditions created by changing climates (adaptation), and to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere (mitigation). To guide the Forest Service in achieving this goal, we have developed a Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change.
Climate Change Performance Scorecard. PDF,
32 K, 32 pp
Guidance Document. PDF, 2.2 MB, 104 pp
Scorecard Summary Postcard. PDF, 2.8 MB, 2 p
Since 2011, each National Forest and Grassland has used a 10-point scorecard to report accomplishments and plans for improvement on ten questions in four dimensions – organizational capacity, engagement, adaptation, and mitigation. By 2015, each is expected to answer yes to at least seven of the scorecard questions, with at least one yes in each dimension. The goal is to create a balanced approach to climate change that includes managing forests and grasslands to adapt to changing conditions, mitigating climate change, building partnerships across boundaries, and preparing our employees to understand and apply emerging science.
Strategic Framework for Responding to Climate Change. PDF, 294 K, 21 pp
Understanding the Strategic Framework. PPT, 173 K
Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell summarizes the Strategic Framework. PDF, 103 K, 10 p
The Strategic Framework for Responding to Climate Change is based on the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forest and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.