Climate Programs

There are a growing number of tribal programs, government and non-government agencies and programs addressing climate change across the United States. This page includes tribal, federal and NGO climate change programs.

Titlesort descending Organization Description Category Geography Website
North American Marine Protected Area Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The North American Marine Protected Area Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool was created to help marine protected area managers evaluate the implications of climate change for the habitats of their sites. This tool has three parts (a user guide, a set of blank worksheets, and a booklet containing sample completed worksheets) that are available as downloadable PDFs. The blank worksheets are in a dynamic PDF format so that users can easily fill, save and share their completed worksheets. The User Guide and sample worksheets provide the narrative explanation of how to use the tool, while the blank worksheets are the hands-on component. Together, they comprise a tool that can help marine protected area managers conduct a rapid vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy development process.

assessment, climate change, habitat, adaptation strategies North America Link
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) DOI, LCC

The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative provides a partnership in which the private, state, tribal and federal conservation community works together to address increasing land use pressures and widespread resource threats and uncertainties amplified by a rapidly changing climate. The partners and partnerships in the cooperative address these regional threats and uncertainties by agreeing on common goals for land, water, fish, wildlife, plant and cultural resources and jointly developing the scientific information and tools needed to prioritize and guide more effective conservation actions by partners toward those goals.

Conservation, Natural Resources Northeast Link
North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a self-directed partnership between federal agencies, states, Tribes/First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and other entities to collaboratively define science needs and jointly address broad-scale conservation issues, such as climate change.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Northwest, Coastal, Canada, International, Alaska Link
Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) DOI, LCC

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives bring together conservation and resource managers to identify shared interests and pool resources to address landscape-scale stressors, such as climate change. The NWB LCC boundary closely follows that of the Northwestern Interior Forest Bird Conservation Region. The LCC falls within the boreal forest biome and includes Southcentral and Interior Alaska, most of the Yukon Territory, the northern portion of British Columbia, and a small part of Northwest Territories. The area includes over 330 million acres, and encompasses large portions of the Yukon, Kuskokwim, Susitna, and Copper River Basins.

Conservation, Natural Resources Alaska, Canada, International Link
Northwest Climate Hub USDA

The Pacific Northwest Climate Change Hub encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The purpose of the Hub is to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and Native American tribes that will help them to adapt to climate change.

science, outreach, adaptation Northwest Link
Northwest Climate Science Center Climate Science Center

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) combines academic expertise with federal resources to advance climate science development and delivery for managers and policy makers in the Northwest region. In 2010 the NW CSC was established by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to help safeguard the region's natural and cultural resources by providing managers and policy-makers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana with timely, relevant, accessible climate science.

Climate change, scientific research, policy, Education Northwest, Coastal Link
Northwest Climate Science Center Projects and Data Storefront NWCSC

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) was established in 2010 by the U.S. Department of the Interior to address the challenges presented by climate change in managing cultural and natural resources in the northwestern United States. The center's mission is to provide resource managers with the scientific information, tools, and techniques they need to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. Use the database adn storefreont to learn about climate change impacts in the Northwest and explore, interact with, and access NW CSC-funded project datasets.

climate science, climate change, adaptation, mitigation, planning, vulnerability assessment, research, programs, map National Link
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) NWIFC, Tribal Entity

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is made up of 20 treaty Indian tribes in western Washington that manage fisheries and protect natural resources through cooperative management. Member tribes are working actively to preserve salmon habitat in the face of changing climate. NWIFC tribes recognize that climate change cannot be understood in isolation but must be examined from the mountains to the sea. Efforts include studying ocean acidification and the impact of climate change on land use, transportation, housing, and natural and cultural resources such as shellfish, salmon and forested areas.

Fisheries, Natural Resources Northwest Link
NorWeST Stream Temperature Database USDA, US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station

The NorWeST webpage hosts stream temperature data and climate scenarios in a variety of user-friendly digital formats for streams and rivers across the western U.S. The temperature database was compiled from hundreds of biologists and hydrologists working for >100 resource agencies and contains >150,000,000 hourly temperature recordings at >20,000 unique stream sites. Those temperature data were used with spatial statistical network models to develop 30 historical and future climate scenarios at 1-kilometer resolution for >1,000,000 kilometers of stream.

Climate change, water temperature, stream health, watershed, water health, water management, National Link
NW Climate Science Digest NWCSC

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) combines academic expertise with federal resources to advance climate science development and delivery for managers and policy makers in the Northwest region. The NW Climate Science Digest is a monthly newsletter that compiles climate science journals and publications for wider access.

climate change, climate science, planning National Link
Office of Environmental Management (EM) Tribal Programs DOE, EM

The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is involved in the cleanup of nuclear waste at nationwide sites and facilities. The waste, a result of the production of nuclear weapons, has affected sovereign Tribal nations located near these facilities. The Environmental Management program maintains cooperative agreements with Tribal nations to enhance their involvement in cleanup decisions while protecting relevant tribal rights and resources.

Nuclear Waste, Restoration, Clean-up National Link
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (OIEPP) DOE, OIEPP

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, or the Office of Indian Energy, is charged by Congress to direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, and programs that assist tribes with energy development, capacity building, energy infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes.

Education, Management, Energy, Infrastructure National Link
Oregon Climate and Health Network Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Climate and Health Network will provide a forum for local public health practitioners and partners to stay connected and apprised of current climate science, health implications, and opportunities for action. It will serve as a forum for sharing information and best practices across various programmatic areas of public health. 

The network will include a list serve for e-mail communications and a quarterly conference call that will feature member updates and guest speakers. Oregon's Climate and Health program will manage the list serve and facilitate the conference calls. 
The network is open to all those who are interested and will include members in local health departments, other local agencies, state and non-profit partners. We expect members to work in various fields (including environmental health, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention, land use, transportation and natural resource planning, social services, etc.) and we also expect members to have different levels of experience and expertise. If you are interested in participating in the Oregon Climate and Health Network, contact Emily York at: emily.a.york@state.or.us

Public Health, Climate Adaptation, Collaborative Projects, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Chronic Disease Prevention, Land Use, Transportation, Natural Resource Planning, Social Services Pacific Northwest, Oregon Link
Oregon Climate and Health Network. Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Climate and Health Network will provide a forum for local public health practitioners and partners to stay connected and apprised of current climate science, health implications, and opportunities for action. It will serve as a forum for sharing information and best practices across various programmatic areas of public health. 

The network will include a list serve for e-mail communications and a quarterly conference call that will feature member updates and guest speakers. Oregon’s Climate and Health program will manage the list serve and facilitate the conference calls. 
The network is open to all those who are interested and will include members in local health departments, other local agencies, state and non-profit partners. We expect members to work in various fields (including environmental health, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention, land use, transportation and natural resource planning, social services, etc.) and we also expect members to have different levels of experience and expertise. If you are interested in participating in the Oregon Climate and Health Network, contact Emily York at: emily.a.york@state.or.us

Northwest Link
Our Natural Resources (ONR) ONR, Tribal Entity

Our Natural Resources (ONR) is an alliance of intertribal organizations and tribes committed to develop and advance a national tribal natural resources strategy. ONR brings together a unique blend of expertise to support the capacity of tribes to use, protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources that are central to the well-being of all communities. ONR is open to all tribes, organizations, and individuals that support the mission, attainment of the goals, and work towards the vision.

Natural Resource Management National Link
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative DOI, LCC

The PICCC provides a range of services and tools to help managers in Hawai‘i, the Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and other Pacific Island groups make informed decisions for conservation of natural and cultural resources including climate models at the archipelagic and island scales, ecological response models, and implementation and monitoring strategies for island species, resources, and communities. Our goal is to help managers reach explicit biocultural conservation objectives in the face of climate change and ongoing threats such as fire, land conservation, and invasive species.

Conservation, Natural Resources Pacific Islands, International Link
Pacific Northwest Coast Landscape Conservation Design NGO

A blueprint for a climate resilient landscape in the Lower Columbia and outer coasts of Oregon and Washington.

climate change, traditional foods, restoration, sustainability, management, policy, adaptation, mitigation Oregon, Washington Link
Partners for Fish and Wildlife DOI

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife is a voluntary habitat conservation program that provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners for habitat restoration projects that benefit Federal trust species. For application instructions, contact the local Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program office. For office contact information please visit: http://www.fws.gov/partners/contactUs.html

Natural Resources, Wildlife, Conservation, Fisheries, Water Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska Link
Partners for Fish and Wildlife 2013 DOI

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife is a voluntary habitat conservation program that provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners for habitat restoration projects that benefit Federal trust species. 9/28/13 is the end of the Federal fiscal year. For application instructions, contact the local Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program office. For office contact information please visit: http://www.fws.gov/partners/contactUs.html

Natural Resources, Wildlife, Conservation, Fisheries, Water Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska Link
Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) will consider landscape-scale stressors, including climate change, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and water scarcity as it attempts to provide a vision for a landscape capable of sustaining healthy populations of fish, wildlife, plants and cultural resources.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Southeast, Coastal Link
Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) DOI, LCC

The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) is part of a national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives(LCCs). LCCs are applied conservation science partnerships among federal agencies, regional organizations, states, tribes, NGOs, private stakeholders, universities and other entities within a geographic area. They are designed to inform resource management decisions in an integrated fashion across landscapes at a broader scale than any individual partner’s responsibility.

Conservation, Natural Resources Southeast Link
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) serves as a bridge between science and natural resources management by facilitating the flow of information among federal, state, non-governmental, and private organizations and agencies vested in natural resource conservation. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC is dedicated to the conservation of a landscape unparalleled in importance to a vast array of unique species whose populations are in steep decline. http://www.plainsandprairiepotholeslcc.org

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Midwest, Canada, International Link
Plant Conservation Alliance

The Plant Conservation Alliance is a public-private partnership of organizations that share the same goal: to protect native plants by ensuring that native plant populations and their communities are maintained, enhanced, and restored.

Native plants, plant restoration, plant development Link
Red Lodge Clearinghouse NGO

By tracking critical western resource issues through public hearing and comment processes, linking to relevant news and opinions, providing thorough but concise primers on applicable laws, and offering users a simple form by which to submit comments electronically to respective decision-making bodies, RLCH is a one-stop shop for interested citizens to learn, discuss, and participate in environmental policy decisions effecting western communities.

Environmental Law, Policy West Link
Rural Development (RD) American Indian and Alaska Native Local Coordinator Contact Information+A93 USDA

Lsiting of coordinators for RD programs across the country, listed by state.

Development National Link
Rural Development (RD) American Indian and Alaska Native Programs USDA

This page supplies a summary of the USDA Rural Development (RD) programs aimed at native communities.

Development National Link
Rural Development (RD) Business-Cooperative Service USDA

Through its Business Programs, USDA Rural Development provides for business credit needs in under-served rural areas, often in partnership with private-sector lenders, through both grants and loans.

Development, Business, Assistance National Link
Rural Development (RD) Energy Programs USDA

These programs have funds available to complete energy audits and feasibility studies, complete energy efficiency improvements, install renewable energy systems. Their programs help convert older heating sources to cleaner technologies, produce advanced biofuels, install flexible fuel pumps, install solar panels, build biorefineries, and much more. USDA Rural Development is at the forefront of renewable energy financing, with options including grants, guaranteed loans and payments.

Development, Assistance National Link
Rural Utilities Program USDA

USDA Rural Development provides funding opportunities in the form of payments, grants, loans, and loan guarantees, for the development and commercialization of vital utility services. These programs revitalize rural communities with a variety of infrastructure improvements, and create sustainable opportunities for wealth, new jobs, and increased economic activity in rural America.

Energy, Development, Assistance National Link
Science Applications Online Learning Management System Science Applications

This website offers free online courses in landscape conservation, climate adaptation and energy forecast modeling.

Climate Adaptation, Scientific Data, Training, Education, Online Learning, National Link

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