Office of Sustainability and Climate

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Adapting to Extreme Weather Events

National forests and grasslands are implementing a variety of management strategies to adapt to increasingly frequent floods, drought, and severe storms.
National Roadmap
The Forest Service will hold itself accountable for progress under this roadmap in four major dimensions: agency or organizational capacity; partnerships and conservation education; adaptation; and mitigation

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Climate Change Adaptation is a form of risk management that many forests are choosing to implement in advance of further serious effects on forest ecosystem resources such as vegetation, fisheries, hydrology, infrastructure and much more. Many public and private land managers are moving forward in considering climate change in their management planning and on-the-ground actions. There are many different tools being developed and refined that will provide land managers with a range of options in considering the necessary mitigation to a changing climate.

Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science created the Adaptation Workbook as an online, interactive version of the practical workbook published in Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers. This year, they have re-launched the site with many new improvements, including: new resources that support urban forestry and agricultureprojects (in addition to forest management projects), an updated design for a smoother user experience, and climate impacts information and resources for the entire US. Our goal is to help a wide variety of forest managers and natural resource professionals use the site and connect their land management goals to practical, ready-to-use information on climate change impacts and adaptation actions. Visit the new Adaptation Workbook and give it a try!


Climate Change Resource Center

Get information and tools to address climate change in project planning and implementation. Visit Website.


Climate Change Intranet

Please note that this is only accessible by U.S. Forest Service employees. Visit website.

Forest Service Climate Change

Visit the official Forest service website for climate change related information. Visit website.

The Forest Service's video on Climate Change

Message from the previous U.S. Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell.
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Climate Change Awareness Toolkit

United States Global Change Research Program offers a toolkit for educators. Visit website.

Other Links

Climate Data Initiative – Data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens.
Climate Resilience Toolkit – Provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities