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Interagency Group Seeks Nominations for Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources Logo. Credit: USFWSAn interagency group of federal, state, and tribal agencies today announced the creation of a new Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources.The award will recognize the actions of individuals and organizations that are making a difference by increasing understanding of climate impacts, adapting to and reducing threats, increasing response capabilities, and providing other innovative approaches to reducing impacts and increasing resilience in a changing climate. Nominations will be accepted until January 8, 2016. Individuals, groups, organizations and government agencies are encouraged to apply.

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New Guide Helps Conservationists Address Uncertain Futures

Scenario Planning Report CoverA new guide from the Service and Wildlife Conservation Society will help natural resource professionals address long-term, burgeoning threats such as climate change. Entitled, Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation, the guide explains the core elements of scenario planning and includes 12 case studies that represent a variety of approaches for natural resource conservation

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Planning for Climate Change on the National Wildlife Refuge System

Planning for Climate Change on the National Wildlife Refuge System report cover. Credit: USFWSThe National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters devoted to wildlife conservation. Spanning over 150 million acres, the System provides essential resources and protection for many of our nation's fish, wildlife and plants - many of which are susceptible to the negative impacts of climate change. The purpose of this document is to help Refuge System managers and planners prepare for these impacts and fulfill U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Interior mandates to incorporate climate change considerations into planning documents. Designed especially for Refuge System personnel and Service-oriented issues, this guide includes over 500 literature citations and went through extensive review within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partner organizations prior to production.

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