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This paper focuses on how the field of adaptation can shift from practices built on assumptions to practices built on evidence and deliberation. Doing so requires the systematic collection of... [show full description]
This paper focuses on how the field of adaptation can shift from practices built on assumptions to practices built on evidence and deliberation. Doing so requires the systematic collection of information and the use of that information to support analysis and learning around when, where, why, and how to implement adaptation programs and projects, as well as who defines, implements, and benefits from adaptation action. In other words, the field of adaptation would benefit from increased and informed use of indicators, metrics, monitoring, and evaluation.
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Document Citation: Hoffman, J.R. and L.J. Hansen. 2022. Moving from faith-based to tested adaptation process and approach: How will we know we’re adapting? Adaptation Insight and EcoAdapt.
 
Despite the pandemic, EcoAdapt worked to keep adaptation moving forward. Take a peek!
 
Incorporating Nature-based Solutions into Community Climate Adaptation Planning offers guidance for local communities, planners, and climate service providers for integrating natural and nature-based... [show full description]
Incorporating Nature-based Solutions into Community Climate Adaptation Planning offers guidance for local communities, planners, and climate service providers for integrating natural and nature-based features into adaptation and resilience planning. The guide offers advice on how to integrate nature-based solutions into each phase of the “Steps to Resilience” community planning process. The guide also summarizes approaches for overcoming barriers to the adoption of nature-based solutions and highlights funding and financing mechanisms that can help communities implement nature-based approaches.
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Document Citation: Pathak, A., P. Glick, L.J. Hansen, L.E. Hilberg, J. Ritter, and B.A. Stein. 2022. Incorporating Nature-based Solutions into Community Climate Adaptation Planning. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation and EcoAdapt.
 
In December 2019, partners from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Arizona, and EcoAdapt hosted a two-day workshop in Sacramento, California, to discuss observations of and management options... [show full description]
In December 2019, partners from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Arizona, and EcoAdapt hosted a two-day workshop in Sacramento, California, to discuss observations of and management options for fire-caused vegetation type conversion (VTC). This summary synthesizes the workshop discussions and outcomes, including documenting observations of VTC, management options, and research needs.
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Document Citation: Gregg RM, Marshall L. 2020. Vegetation type conversion in California: A workshop summary. California Fire Science Consortium. 5 p.
 
This management brief summarizes the results of a project evaluating the scientific body of research on climate adaptation actions relevant to ecological drought. This adaptation science assessment... [show full description]
This management brief summarizes the results of a project evaluating the scientific body of research on climate adaptation actions relevant to ecological drought. This adaptation science assessment evaluated strategies developed and prioritized by participants at regional adaptation workshops by synthesizing supporting evidence from the literature. The brief presents findings on the benefits and limitations of these climate adaptation options from the accompanying report, Extremes to Ex-Streams: Ecological Drought Adaptation in a Changing Climate.
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Document Citation: Gregg RM, Kershner J. 2019. From Extremes to Ex-Streams: Ecological Drought Adaptation Brief. Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
The goal of the Available Science Assessment Process (ASAP) is to synthesize and evaluate the body of scientific knowledge on specific, on-the-ground climate adaptation actions to determine the... [show full description]
The goal of the Available Science Assessment Process (ASAP) is to synthesize and evaluate the body of scientific knowledge on specific, on-the-ground climate adaptation actions to determine the conditions, timeframes, and geographic areas where particular actions may be most effective for resource managers. This project identified sea level rise-related adaptation actions applied by resource managers, and evaluated the science behind those actions that may inform - if not improve - coastal planning and management in the Northwest.
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Document Citation: Gregg RM, Reynier W, Gaines LJ, Behan J (editors). 2018. Available Science Assessment Process (ASAP): Sea Level Rise in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Report to the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. EcoAdapt (Bainbridge Island, WA) and the Institute for Natural Resources (Corvallis, OR).
 
This report assesses activities dedicated to preparing for and responding to climate-related threats to public health across 16 states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada,... [show full description]
This report assesses activities dedicated to preparing for and responding to climate-related threats to public health across 16 states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
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Document Citation: Gregg RM, Braddock KN, Kershner JM. 2019. The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 U.S. States. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
The Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment (BICIA) is a resource to guide the community to the relevant and applied information to help us ask the questions that will lead us to climate-informed decisions.
Document Citation: Hansen, L.J., S. Justus Nordgren and E.E. Mielbrecht. 2016. Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment. EcoAdapt. Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
This guidance is designed to help project sponsors and lead entities identify key climate-related risks for Chinook salmon, highlight some relevant climate resources, and provide case study examples... [show full description]
This guidance is designed to help project sponsors and lead entities identify key climate-related risks for Chinook salmon, highlight some relevant climate resources, and provide case study examples of projects that are working to build ecosystem resilience. It is not designed to be a comprehensive summary of the potential impacts of climate change on Chinook salmon populations in the Puget Sound region, nor is it a complete library of potential strategies and actions that can be used in restoration and protection projects to reduce climate change risks.
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Document Citation: Peterson, S., R.M. Gregg. 2017. Chinook Salmon Projects and Climate Change: Guidance on questions to ask when reviewing and evaluating restoration and protection projects. Version 1.0. In support of the Puget Sound Partnership. Tacoma, WA.
 
The intent of this report is to provide a brief overview of key climate change impacts and a review of the prevalent work occurring on climate change adaptation in the Southeastern United States and... [show full description]
The intent of this report is to provide a brief overview of key climate change impacts and a review of the prevalent work occurring on climate change adaptation in the Southeastern United States and U.S. Caribbean, especially focusing on activities as they relate to water resources. The Southeastern United States includes Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) comprise the U.S. Caribbean region. This report presents the results of EcoAdapt’s efforts to survey, inventory, and, where possible, assess climate-informed water resources action in the region.
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Document Citation: Gregg, R.M., W. Reynier, A. Score, and L. Hilberg. 2017. The State of Climate Adaptation in Water Resources Management: Southeastern United States and U.S. Caribbean. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
This report presents the results of the Hawaiian Islands Climate Synthesis Project - climate impacts assessment, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation planning - and provides an inter-island... [show full description]
This report presents the results of the Hawaiian Islands Climate Synthesis Project - climate impacts assessment, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation planning - and provides an inter-island analysis of the findings for freshwater and terrestrial resources. More detailed information is available in the individual vulnerability assessment syntheses and adaptation summaries, and should be referred to for decision support, which can be found at http://bit.ly/HawaiiClimate.
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Document Citation: Gregg R.M., editor. 2018. Hawaiian Islands Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Synthesis. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
This report presents the results of EcoAdapt’s efforts to survey adaptation action in marine fisheries management by examining the major climate impacts on marine and coastal fisheries in the United... [show full description]
This report presents the results of EcoAdapt’s efforts to survey adaptation action in marine fisheries management by examining the major climate impacts on marine and coastal fisheries in the United States, assessing related challenges to fisheries management, and presenting examples of actions taken to decrease vulnerability and/or increase resilience.
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Document Citation: Gregg, R.M., A. Score, D. Pietri, and L. Hansen. 2016. The State of Climate Adaptation in U.S. Marine Fisheries Management. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
This report summarizes the results of a rapid vulnerability assessment (July 2016) and adaptation strategy planning (September 2016) workshops for 10 focal resources in the Territory and National... [show full description]
This report summarizes the results of a rapid vulnerability assessment (July 2016) and adaptation strategy planning (September 2016) workshops for 10 focal resources in the Territory and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa by engaging with stakeholders, including village leaders, community members, resource managers, local government representatives, and business owners that rely on the resources with the goal of increasing climate resilience in the region.
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Document Citation: Score, A., editor. 2017. Rapid Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
 
Climate change experts Drs. Lara Hansen and Jennifer Hoffman consider the implications of climate change for key resource management issues of our time—invasive species, corridors and connectivity,... [show full description]
Climate change experts Drs. Lara Hansen and Jennifer Hoffman consider the implications of climate change for key resource management issues of our time—invasive species, corridors and connectivity, ecological restoration, pollution, and many others. How will strategies need to change to facilitate adaptation to a new climate regime? What steps can we take to promote resilience?

Climate Savvy offers a wide-ranging exploration of how scientists, managers, and policymakers can use the challenge of climate change as an opportunity to build a more holistic and effective philosophy. Based on collaboration with a wide range of scientists, conservation leaders, and practitioners, the authors present general ideas as well as practical steps and strategies that can help cope with this new reality.
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Document Citation: Hansen, L.J. and J.R. Hoffman. 2010. Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World. Island Press, Washington DC.