Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Natural Resource Planning--An Implementation Guide [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Executive Summary: "[W]e have developed a tool-the Climate Adaptation Integration Tool (CAIT)-that helps resource managers use climate science and assessments, along with local knowledge, to identify those adaptation strategies and actions most appropriate for a given site or situation. Specifically, we provide: 1. Guidance for acquiring and using downscaled climate change projections; 2. Procedures for using these data to answer Critical Questions to make site-specific determinations of the appropriate management approach (specifically, resistance, resilience, transition, realignment, or no action); 3. Lists of potential adaptation strategies and actions appropriate to the chosen management approach; and 4. Supplemental information regarding adaptation strategies and actions to help managers choose among them."
U.S. Geological Survey: https://www.usgs.gov/