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Pacific Northwest Reports & Resources

Reports and Fact Sheets

Safeguarding Washington's Fish and Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change: A Case Study of Partnerships in Action (2013)
The National Wildlife Federation and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have been leading a multi-faceted effort to address climate change in its mission to safeguard the state's wildlife and natural habitats for current and future generations. This report is intended to serve as a case study for ways in which state agencies and NGOs can work together to forward meaningful climate change adaptation strategies, and it highlights several of WDFW and the National Wildlife Federation's collective efforts to date, including the successes, lessons learned, and opportunities for moving forward.

Advancing Landscape-Scale Conservation: An Assessment of Climate Change-Related Challenges, Needs, and Opportunities for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (2013)
What do resource managers and conservation practitioners need in order to address the challenges posed by climate change in their work? This assessment begins to answer this question for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative region, identifying four core needs and a range of science and conservation opportunities in the region.

Changing Course
Why protecting floodplains is good for people and wildlife

The True Cost of Coal
The Coal Industry's Threat to Fish and Communities in the Pacific Northwest

First-Ever North Pacific LCC Reports
Two reports compiling recent scientific research on climate change effects and adaptation approaches in the region's marine (read full report here) and freshwater (read full report here) ecosystems. Executive Summaries are also available: marine and freshwater.

Tar Sands Mega-Loads Threaten Pacific Northwest
New fact sheet shows Exxon's proposed tar sands shipping route brings dangers to the Northwest

Climate Change Effects on Natural Systems in Washington State (2010)

To understand how climate change is affecting ecosystems and habitats throughout Washington State, National Wildlife Federation and Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife produced four reports compiling literature on the effects of climate change on ecological systems. These reports detail how climate change is altering freshwater systems, marine systems, shrub-steppe and grassland systems, and forest, alpine and western prairie systems. The reports contributed to development of the Washington State Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy and the Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment. Learn more.

Setting the Stage
Ideas for safeguarding Washington's fish and wildlife in an era of climate change

Increased Flooding Risk: Global Warming's Wake-up Call for Riverfront Communities
Illustrates the importance of protecting floodplain habitat in the Pacific Northwest and getting people and communities out of harm's way

Pacific Northwest and Sea Level Rise
An analysis of the impacts for Puget Sound, Southwestern Washington, and Northwestern Oregon

Protecting Puget Sound Floodplains
A fact sheet explaining the importance of floodplains and what we are doing to increase protection and restoration of these areas.

Water Rights, Water Quality & Water Solutions in the West
A fact sheet about the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan.

Alaska Sea Level Rise
This report increases our understanding of the vulnerability of Alaska's coastal systems to climate change and can help inform future coastal restoration, protection, and adaptation measures.

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