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DOI releases draft of climate change strategy: public comment requested

Published On: 2/3/2012

Department of Interior releases draft climate adaptation strategy: public comment requested.

The Department of Interior released the first draft of “National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaption Strategy” which reflects science-based practices for the reduction of negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystems. More than 100 researchers and managers have participated in the drafting of this national strategy. This Climate Adaption Strategy draft is composed of multiple sections: 1) vision and guiding principles of document, 2) summaries of current and projected impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, and plants, 3) discusses strategies and goals to make wildlife and ecosystems more resilient, and 4) a framework for coordinated integration and implementation of the national adaptation strategy across local, state, and federal governments.

The deadline for public comments is March 5, 2012. Comments can be submitted online: http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/public-comments.php

Additional information on climate adapation strategy can be found here:

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