Climate Resilience

Conservationists are instrumental in helping landowners build landscapes to withstand the changing climate.

Here are a few resources to help guide your community in understanding climate predictions, impacts, and adaptation strategies to prepare for the changes to come.

We will continue to add resources most relevant to our conservation members. Let us know if you have a resource or story to share.

    Climate Reports

    Learn from statewide and global reports to better understand weather predictions, policy recommendations, and strategies to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.

    Climate Tools

    Understand how your community may be impacted by the changing climate.

    Climate Projections

    What will climate look like in 60 years?

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    Use this University of Maryland visualization tool to compare areas of the country that currently resemble what's predicted for your community.

    WICCI State Climate Maps

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    View and download state maps that show historical trends and climate predictions.

    Flood Risks

    Risk Assessment Flood Tool (RAFT)

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    Know your community's flood risk compared to vulnerable areas through the Dept. of Health Services floodplain viewer.

    Flood Resilience Scorecard

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    Learn how resilient your community is to flooding through the Sea Grant's Flood Resilience Scorecard. This comprehensive, whole community-approach focused tool can be used to evaluate flood vulnerability through three different lenses: environmental, institutional, and social.

    Heat Index

    County Heat Vulnerability Index

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    Using existing population and census data, natural and built environment data, and health factors data, Dept of Health has created heat vulnerability index (HVI) maps for each county to help identify areas of greatest risk for negative health impacts due to extreme heat.

    Community Planning

    Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science

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    The Adaptation Workbook is designed for land managers to identify vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies best suited for your community. NIACS also provides training and resources and a connection to the USDA Climate Hubs.

    Training Opportunities

    Visit our events calendar and select the Climate Resiliency category to find more opportunities to learn about climate.

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    Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

    Federal funding is available to help rebuild roads, size culverts, support waste water and drinking water utilities limit impacts on their systems, and meet regional goals for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.

    Visit the link below and scroll to the bottom of the White House webpage to search direct grant opportunities.

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    Help landowners store carbon to help mitigate the effects of climate change and build resilient landscapes.

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    How is your county responding to climate change?

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