Conservation in a Changing Climate
Office of External Affairs

This content requires the Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.45 or greater and a browser with JavaScript enabled.  Get Flash.


Shared Stories and Practices

States Confirm Commitment to Working Together to Address Climate Change

Climate change threatens coastal marshes, which provide clean water, groundwater recharge, and act as natural buffers against storms. Credit: Steve Hillebrand / USFWSAt the annual meeting of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies held September 11, 2013, state fish and wildlife agencies resolved to partner with the Service and others to develop and implement strategies to help our native fish, wildlife and habitats adapt to a changing climate.

Learn more
AFWA news release

Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change

Thumbnail of the 2012 Climate Adaptation Strategy. Credit: USFWSIn partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them.

News Release (DOI)
Strategy website
Watch our video
Download the full strategy

Collaborative Project Helps Address Climate Change Effects on T&E Species

American alligator. Credit: USFWSClimate envelope models are an important tool used in vulnerability assessments to help resource managers understand how plants and animals may respond to a changing climate. A collaborative project among the University of Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and National Park Service incorporates habitat data and other kinds of information into the models to refine projections for future distributions of threatened and endangered species.

Learn more
Additional information

To read more stories click here.



Climate Change News

Social Media Hub   Facebook   Twitter  Flickr  YouTube

FWS Climate Change Update for Employees

Climate Change Update January banner. Credit: USFWS


50-50-50 logo. Credit: USFWS

The Climate of Conservation in America: 50 Stories in 50 States


FWS Climate Change Strategic Plan

FWS Climate Change Strategy Plan. Credit: USFWS


National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy




Last updated: March 5, 2014

Contact Us

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page | Department of the Interior  |  | About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  | Accessibility  | Privacy  | Notices  | Disclaimer  | FOIA | DOI Inspector General