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A guidebook to spatial datasets for conservation planning under climate change in the Pacific Northwest [PDF version]


Cartwright, J.M., ed., 2020, A guidebook to spatial datasets for conservation planning under climate change in the Pacific Northwest: Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, 218 p., access date, at


This guidebook provides user-friendly overviews of a variety of spatial datasets relevant to conservation and management of natural resources in the face of climate change in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Each guidebook chapter was created using a standardized template to summarize a spatial dataset or a group of closely related datasets. In each chapter, basic spatial and temporal information is provided for the dataset, along with a conceptual overview, glossary of key terms, links to download data and supporting documentation, a brief methods summary describing how the dataset was created, guidelines for dataset interpretation, assessment of uncertainties along with evaluation of caveats and simplifying assumptions, and information [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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DOI 10.5066/P92L1H7O

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