ABSTRACT

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Southwest Washington   [open pdf - 18MB]

From the Abstract: "The Southwest Washington Adaptation Partnership (SWAP) was developed to identify climate change issues relevant for resource management in southwest Washington, specifically on Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This science-management partnership assessed the vulnerability of natural resources to climate change and developed adaptation options that minimize negative impacts of climate change on resources of concern and facilitate transition of diverse ecosystems to a warmer climate. The vulnerability assessment focuses on fish and aquatic habitat, vegetation, special habitats, recreation, and ecosystem services. Projected changes in climate and hydrology will have far-reaching effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, especially as frequency of extreme climatic events (drought, low snowpack) and ecological disturbances (flooding, wildfire, insect outbreaks) increases. Distribution and abundance of coldwater fish species are expected to decrease in response to higher water temperature, although effects will differ as a function of local habitat and competition with nonnative fish."

Report Number:
PNW-GTR-977; Pacific Northwest General Technical Report 977
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Date:
2019-10
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of Agriculture: https://www.usda.gov/
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pdf
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