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.

Title Organization Description Categorysort ascending Geography Website
NOAA Coastal Services Center NOAA

Many governmental organizations, particularly on the local and state levels, are not fully equipped to address the challenges associated with flooding, hurricanes, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards. It is for this reason the NOAA Coastal Services was created.The Center brings NOAA products and services to these entities, and develops new products and services as well. The Center’s core areas of expertise include geospatial technologies; training; and social science. Products and services developed by the Center include data, tools, training, and technical assistance.

Coastal, Infrastructure National Link
National Marine Sanctuaries NOAA

The mission of NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries is to serve as the trustee for the nation's system of marine protected areas, to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy.

Coastal, Conservation National Link
NOAA Coastal Services Center Hazards and Climate Adaptation Program NOAA

The NOAA Coastal Services Center helps communities take the steps needed to reduce harm to their communities and the planet. Commonly
known as adaptation planning, a wide array of tools and services are available to help communities through this process, from conservation strategies to A to Z information about coastal inundation.

Coastal, Adaptation National Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate.gov Portal NOAA

The NOAA Climate.gov web portal provides science and services for a climate-smart nation. We offer a public-friendly point of entry to NOAA’s and our partners’ diverse portfolios of climate data and information. Our goals are to promote public understanding of climate science to make our data products and services easy to access and use for decision-making, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, and to provide quick access to data and information for individuals with very specific questions.

Climate, Education National Link
Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center NWCASC

The Department of the Interior Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) was established to help safeguard the natural and cultural resources of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and surrounding river basins. We are a federal-university partnership that produces relevant and accessible science on climate change impacts and adaptation actions for Northwest natural resource managers and policy-makers. This University-Federal partnership allows access to a broad range of scientific expertise, production of high-quality science and the leveraging of funds, resources and facilities.

climate science, climate change, adaptation, mitigation, planning, vulnerability assessment, research, programs, map Northwest Link
Indigenous Climate Action (ICA)

Indigenous Climate Action’s (ICA) goal is to foster Indigenous communities that are inspired and empowered to take direct climate action. Our biggest natural resources are the unique Indigenous knowledge our people hold to build solid solutions for climate change. ICA supports regional capacity building to build critical relationships with decision makers and resources to ensure projects are continually growing. Through this collaborative approach, regional Indigenous communities will have access to resources that will support their work while simultaneously regenerating our biggest natural resources, the people and knowledge.

Climate Program, indigenous, climate justice, knowledge, capacity building, collaboration, resources International Link
Climate Central Climate Central

Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill. Climate Central is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Climate Planning, Climate Science, Sea Level Rise, Drought, Climate Modeling, Communications National, International Link
USFWS Climate Change Planning Toolkit

A key part of the Service's climate change strategy is to inform FWS staff about the impacts of accelerating climate change and to engage partners and others in seeking collaborative solutions. Through shared knowledge and communication, we can work together to reduce the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. The USFWS has compiled a list of resources to inform climate planning and conservation efforts.

Climate Planning, Climate Data National Link
SNAP Data SNAP Data

SNAP produces downscaled, historical and projected climate data for sub-Arctic and Arctic regions of Alaska and Canada. We also share other types of project-specific data that cover much larger regions. Dataset categories include: Observed Historical, Modeled Historical, and Modeled Projected.

climate modeling, climate projection, information, database Alaska, Northwestern Canada Link
The Climate Data Factory

We provide ready-to-use, bias-adjusted and quality checked IPCC climate projections data for impact modelling, and ready-made graphics across 4,300 cities worldwide.

climate data, climate projections, impact modeling, graphics National 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
Environmental Justice Strategy USDE

In 2016, the Department is pleased to update and implement its newly revised Environmental Justice Strategy (EJ Strategy), which seeks to demonstrate the Department’s commitment to comply with Executive Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low‐Income Populations.

climate change, water quality, biodiversity, human health, social justice, environmental justice, planning, policy National Link
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit NOAA, CEQ, DOI, USGS

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.

Climate change, tribal programs, Adaptation, Mitigation National, Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Alaska Link
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit NOAA, CEQ, DOI, USGS

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.

Climate change, tribal programs, Adaptation, Mitigation National, Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, Alaska 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
Climate and Health Perspectives: Voices of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Oregon health Authority

This series of short videos was developed during a three-day digital storytelling workshop with members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The pilot project explored digital storytelling as a method for building partnerships, understanding local climate impacts and raising awareness about community concerns. Each story touches on different cultural traditions and resources already threatened by climate change and the impacts on individual and community identity and wellbeing.
Each participant developed their own narrative and chose their own visuals to portray their story. The videos represent multigenerational tribal voices.

climate change, TEK, tribal narratives, oral history, observation, cultural resources, community health Oregon, Pacific Northwest, NPLCC Link
Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) EPA

SWMM-CAT allows users to evaluate climate change impacts on stormwater runoff volume and quality, and to explore how the application of various low-impact development (LID) options can be used to alter these hydrological parameters. SWMM provides a spatial and temporal analysis of runoff quality and quantity by dividing basins into multiple sub-catchment areas and analyzing runoff at different time steps. It covers a variety of different drivers that can cause runoff in urban areas, including rainfall, snowmelt, and groundwater percolation, among others, and also allows for mapping and modeling of different sub-catchment drainage system components, including pipes, channels, diversion structures, storage and treatment facilities, and natural channels.

climate change, storm water management, hydrology, spatial analysis, temporal analysis, runoff National Link
Climigration Consensus Building Institute (CBI)

The sea is rising and will cover millions of acres of coastal land in the coming decades. Also, coastal storms are increasingly erratic and violent, threatening lives and property on the coasts. Communities are implementing a wide range of adaptation measures, including seawalls, wider canals, and raised buildings, but many of these are only temporary stop-gaps with challenging financial and ecological implications. In some places, managed retreat, or climigration, should be an option people are talking about, but very few communities dare to raise it as a possibility because of many different variables.
This effort is led by a diverse group of people who are committed to helping communities and policymakers think proactively about managed retreat along with all other options for adapting to climate change. This multi-faceted issue necessitates a multi-expert and multi-experience approach. Thus the network includes a diverse group of thinkers and doers from a wide variety of disciplines and experiences, including planners; residents of coastal communities; a post-disaster social worker; local, state, and federal government representatives; climate scientists; a change management consultant; artists who use expression to help people think about transformation; academics; adaptation finance administrators; and policy mediators.

climate change, sea level rise, storms, subsidence, relocation, adaptation, mitigation, planning, policy US coastlines, National, United States, International, Global Link
Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative DOI, LCC

The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI) promotes coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform conservation of natural and cultural resources in the face of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Alaska, Coastal Link
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ALCC) supports conservation in the arctic by providing applied science and tools to land managers and policy makers. It is a self-directed partnership that functions through a structure of at-large partners, a core staff, and a steering committee of cooperating agencies and organizations. Its geographic scope ranges across North America from Alaska to Labrador.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Alaska, Coastal Link
Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) DOI, LCC

The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have partnered to develop the Desert LCC. The Desert LCC is a bi-national, self-directed, non-regulatory regional partnership formed and directed by resource management entities as well as interested public and private entities in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Through collaborative partnerships, the Desert LCC seeks to provide scientific and technical support, coordination, and communication to resource managers and the broader Desert LCC community to address climate change and other landscape-scale ecosystem stressors.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Southwest, Coastal, International, Mexico Link
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC is dedicated to addressing the conservation challenges of a heavily agricultural landscape that stretches across the nation’s heartland from southwest Ohio westward across to parts of eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska and northward into segments of Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Midwest Link
Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The GCPO LCC exists to define, design, and deliver landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources at desired levels now and into the future. To achieve this mission, the Partnership is currently identifying knowledge gaps that hinder conservation of large functioning ecosystems and developing the information most needed to improve natural and cultural resource management

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy South, Southeast, Coastal 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
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
South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a partnership of federal, state, nonprofit, and private organizations dedicated to conserving a landscape
capable of sustaining the nation’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy East, Southeast, Coastal Link
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The SRLCC is made up of federal, state, tribal and private agencies or organizations involved in the management of key natural resources such as water, animals and plants. The diverse makeup of the group promotes collaboration among members by developing shared conservation goals. The partnership works together to identify where and how to achieve larger and lasting conservation with a landscape scale impact.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy West, Southwest Link
Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is a partnership of more than 30 agencies and organizations that are working to connect science and natural resources management across this important region. Through a collaborative approach among natural resources agencies and organizations, the LCC is paving the way to effectively respond to and prepare for the social, environmental and economic challenges of this dynamically changing landscape.

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Midwest, Great Lakes, International, Canada Link
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative promotes coordination, dissemination, and developme​nt of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing on climate change. ​

Climate change, scientific research, Conservation, policy Alaska, Coastal Link
Chinook Salmon Projects and Climate Change Adaptation International, EcoAdapt

Changing climate conditions, along with land-use and other ecological changes, are affecting the health, vitality, and resilience of Chinook salmon populations in watersheds throughout Puget Sound. Restoration and protection projects are designed to address the most critical factors affecting salmon populations. However, with climate change, these factors may change: the medium- and long-term success of the projects and expected benefits to salmon may be compromised and/or current investments may not achieve expected results.

The goal of this guidance document is to provide Lead Entities with a framework for reviewing and evaluating sponsored project proposals in light of changing climate conditions.

climate change, salmon health, watersheds, restoration, protection Puget Sound Link

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