Common-Sense Climate Adaptation Strategies for the Commonwealth
Project #: 1758 – Updated: January 17, 2011
This project assists Massachusetts wildlife agencies to ensure that strategies in the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan are adapted for climate change impacts, and that these climate-adapted strategies are adopted for implementation by the state agency and its implementation partners.view full description
Location (by county):
["", "Bennington County (VT), ", "Franklin County (MA), ", "Hampden County (MA), ", "Essex County (MA), ", " (show more)", "Berkshire County (MA), ", "Hillsborough County (NH), ", "Cheshire County (NH), ", "Providence County (RI), ", "Barnstable County (MA), ", "Worcester County (MA), ", "Norfolk County (MA), ", "Middlesex County (MA), ", "Bristol County (MA), ", "Rensselaer County (NY)", " (show less)"]
["", "MA District 01, ", "NH District 02, ", "VT District 00, ", "NY District 19, ", " (show more)", "MA District 09, ", "MA District 06, ", "MA District 04, ", "MA District 02, ", "MA District 03, ", "RI District 01", " (show less)"]
Bird Conservation Regions:
New England/Mid Atlantic Coast
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Full Project Description
This project assists Massachusetts wildlife agencies to ensure that strategies in the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan are adapted for climate change impacts, and that these climate-adapted strategies are adopted for implementation by the state agency and its implementation partners.
Goals and Targets
- Public Benefit
- Conservation Mission
- Ensuring that future conservation planning in the Commonwealth is "climate-smart".
We have made great project toward our goal and state agencies are now working closely with us to incorporate climate change into their future conservation planning. By the fall of 2009 we will be be releasing a major public report(s) on the results of the project.
Consistent with plans:
- Habitat Conservation Plan
- Conservation Plan
- State Wildlife Action Plan
- Lakes and Ponds
- Rivers and Streams
- Forests and Woodlands
- Conifer Forests
- Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
- Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer
- Shrublands and Grasslands
- Shrublands and Steppe
- Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
- Forested or Shrub Wetlands and Swamps
- Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands
- Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands
- Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands
Targeted species were not provided for this project.
Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown
What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?
When working to modify state adaptation planning strategies and tactic s it is essential that state personnel be tightly involved in the process right from project planning state through to completion. Theses must be truly collaborative efforts if implementation of climate-smart solutions is the ultimate goal of the project