Created in 2017, the USET Climate Change Resilience Program assists Tribal Nations with climate change adaptation planning. Through the Tribal Climate Science Liaison, this program also connects Tribal Nations with resources at regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers and other partners to support Tribal adaptation planning and resilience to climate change.
HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity
On August 30, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a new office to address climate change and health equity.
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Meet the Climate Change Team
The USET Tribal Climate Resilience Program Team is focused on providing Tribal Nations with technical support in their planning efforts toward increasing their community’s resiliency and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
Climate Change Tools and Resources
Below, access natural resources and climate change related data, tools, and information sources relevant to specific topic areas and/or regions.
Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan 2011
The scope of the Plan covers all invasive species, both terrestrial and aquatic, from microbe to mammals, in Virginia. The purpose of the Plan is to provide a framework for state agency action to minimize economic, environmental, and human harm from invasive species by acting on the seven goals…
Virginia Department of Forestry: Forest Health Review 2020
This report is put together by the Virginia Department of Forestry and highlights the most recent happenings in forest health throughout the state. Access the Resource
USGS Earth Explorer
The EarthExplorer (EE) user interface is an online search, discovery, and ordering tool developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). EE supports the searching of satellite, aircraft, and other remote sensing inventories through interactive and textual-based query capabilities. Registered users of EE have access to more features than…
USFS/NIACS Adaptation Menu
The second edition of Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers, like its predecessor, is intended to provide perspective, information, and tools to land managers considering how to adapt forest ecosystems to a changing climate. Adaptation strategy concepts and information can be found on page…
USFS Forest Vegetation Simulator Online
Modeling the Forest: The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a forest growth simulation model. It simulates forest vegetation change in response to natural succession, disturbances, and management. It recognizes all major tree species and can simulate nearly any type of management or disturbance at any time during the simulation.…
USDA USFS: Regional Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessments
Vulnerability is the degree to which a system is susceptible to, and unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate change, including climate variability and extremes. The identification of vulnerable species and ecosystems in the near term is a critical step in long-term planning. The USDA Regional Climate Hubs…
USDA Climate Hubs: Salt Water Intrusion and Salinization in Coastal Forests and Farms
Coastal forests and farmlands in parts of the Southeast are being negatively affected by saltwater intrusion and soil salinization due to sea level rise, storms, tides, droughts, and water resources management. Elevated salinity levels cause crop yield declines, coastal forest loss, increases in salt-tolerant invasive species, eutrophication and marsh migration.…