US Forest Service Research and Development Hot Topic: Climate Change - Rocky Mountain Research Station - RMRS - US Forest Service

  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • 240 West Prospect
  • Fort Collins, CO 80526
  • (970) 498-1100
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Hot Topic: Climate Change — Effects on Ecosystems and People, Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Change Resource Center

The Climate Change Resource Center is a reference Web site for resource managers and decision makers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation on lands in the West. Changing climates have already catalyzed changes in environments throughout the West, and future effects are expected to be greater. Although future scenarios are daunting, managers can do much to promote adaptation to climate change and encourage reduction of human effects on climate.

National Leadership Roles

In collaborations with the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations, and university partners, the Rocky Mountain Research Station has taken key leadership roles in catalyzing coordinated and integrated research to develop information and tools to support land management and planning under climate change. More

Effects on Ecosystems and People

The diversity of environmental conditions across the RMRS territory — with landscapes from the Mexican border to the Canadian border — serves as a laboratory for studying climate change in the Interior West. Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists are studying climate as it influences plants, animals, ecosystems, disturbance patterns, and social and economic systems. This research supports land management and planning needs for addressing climate change. More

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