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Managing Climate Change in National Parks

Overview

How do you manage park resources in a time of uncertainty? With ongoing and emerging issues such as retreating glaciers, sea level rise, and intensifying storms, climate change has made traditional park planning impractical, if not impossible.

In this video series from the NPS Climate Change Response Program, you’ll learn how four NPS units – Kenai Fjords National Park, Everglades National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore and Apostle Islands Lakeshore – are approaching park management in the face of an unpredictable future.

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Additional Resources

View the full range of topics covered by the NPS Climate Change Response Program.

Reflection

  • How does your park or unit respond to uncertainty when making long-term management plans?
  • Many park managers use scenario planning to help them make flexible, long-term plans. How can the scenario planning process help your particular park plan for an uncertain future?

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