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A Regional Synthesis of Climate Data to Inform the 2025 State Wildlife Action Plans in the Northeast U.S.

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Michelle Staudinger


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The State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) are proactive planning documents, known as “comprehensive wildlife conservation strategies.” SWAPs assess the health of each state’s wildlife and habitats, identify current management and conservation challenges, and outline needed actions to conserve natural resources over the long term. SWAPs are revised every 10 years, with the last revision in 2015 and the next revision anticipated in 2025. While state managers have a long history of managing for threats such as land-use change, pollution, and harvest, they have expressed a lack of expertise and capacity to keep pace with the rapid advances in climate science. This makes the prospect of integrating climate information into SWAPs a daunting [...]

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“Piping Plover atop Sand; Credit Sue Haig, USGS”
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Piping Plover atop Sand; Credit Sue Haig, USGS
Piping Plover atop Sand; Credit Sue Haig, USGS


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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC



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