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Climate Change Adaptation in United States Federal Natural Resource Science and ­Management Agencies: A Synthesis Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, and Kailey W. Marcinkowski April 2015

Report organized under the auspices of the Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group, Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Climate Change Adaptation in United States Federal Natural Resource Science and ­Management Agencies: A Synthesis April 2015 Jessica E. Halofsky*, David L. Peterson+, and Kailey W. Marcinkowski* *University of Washington, +U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Report organized under the auspices of the Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group, Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Cover images: top left, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; bottom left, Department of City Planning, New York City; center, photo by Patrick Gonzales; top right, NASA; bottom right, photo by May-Le Ng.

Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group

April 2015

Contents About the U.S. Global Change Research Program..................................................................................................iv About the USGCRP Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group.....................................................................iv About the Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group..................................................................................iv Acknowledgements..................................................................................................................................................iv Abstract.....................................................................................................................................................................v Executive Summary...............................................................................................................................................vi Introduction............................................................................................................................................................. 1 Adaptation Efforts by U.S. Natural Resource Science and Management Agencies........................................ 4

National Aeronautics and Space Administration................................................................................................ 4



National Science Foundation........................................................................................................................... 10



Smithsonian Institution......................................................................................................................................11



Tribes............................................................................................................................................................... 12



U.S. Department of Agriculture........................................................................................................................ 16

U.S. Forest Service................................................................................................................................... 17

U.S. Department of Commerce........................................................................................................................ 23

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.................................................................................... 23

U.S. Department of Defense............................................................................................................................ 31

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.........................................................