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U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Climate Change - Land Management & Project Planning

The guidance documents Climate Change Considerations in Project Level NEPA Analysisand Climate Change Considerations in Land Management Plan Revisions, provide the Agency with the support needed to appropriately incorporate climate change into land management planning and project- level NEPA documentation. The guidance documents frame climate change with two fundamental challenges: how our management may influence climate change mainly through incremental changes to global pools of greenhouse gases and how climate change may affect our forests and grasslands. These guidance documents will be dynamic and adaptive as we discover more about climate change science, its application to adaptation and mitigation strategies, and appropriate analysis at the unit and project scales.