The Obama Administration is working to develop a national strategy to respond to the impacts of climate change on our nation’s natural resources. The draft National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy has been developed with input by federal, state, and tribal organizations and seeks to provide “a unified approach—reflecting shared principles and science-based practices—for reducing the negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and the natural systems upon which they depend.”

The strategy is unique in that it aims to be national in scope, not just a federal framework for cooperative climate response.

A series of online public workshops will be held in January and February to educate the public about the draft strategy and to receive public comments. Comments will also be accepted in writing through 5 March 2012. See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-20/html/2012-1179.htm for more information.

 


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