Local planning

Whether updating your Land & Water Resources Management Plans, or launching a countywide Climate Action Plan, this page will help direct you to resources and templates to get started.

Getting started

This Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and USDA Climate Hubs guide book will help walk through first steps in planning.

A quick guide to adaptation planning for natural resources professionals

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Implementing the Steps to Resilience: A Practitioner's Guide

NOAA and partners released Implementing the Steps to Resilience: A Practitioner's Guide, a handbook for national climate resilience. The resource is designed to help climate adaptation practitioners work with local governments and community organizations to incorporate climate risk and equity into their long-term decision making. With this user-friendly guide, resilience and adaptation professionals can add a significant new resource to their toolbox to implement the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit’s Steps to Resilience.

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