EPA Science Inventory

An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning (External Review Draft)

Notice:

EPA is announcing the release of the draft report entitled,"An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning" in the December 31, 2009 Federal Register Notice. This draft document is provided for a 30-day public review and comment period. Public comments received on the draft assessment within the external review period will be compiled and provided to the peer review panel for their consideration. Any comments not received within the requested time period will be considered by EPA in their revisions.

Citation:

U.S. EPA. An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning (External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-09/142A, 2009.

Description:

This report was prepared by the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This draft report is a review of decision-making processes of selected land protection programs. The goal of this report is to assess the feasibility of incorporating climate change impacts into the evaluation of these programs. The assessment revealed that there are several strategies that might be useful for incorporating climate change into decision making. As part of a portfolio of adaptation strategies, land protection may become more important for jurisdictions, particularly to ameliorate climate change impacts on watersheds and wildlife.

Purpose/Objective:

This report was prepared by the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This draft report is a review of decision-making processes of selected land protection programs. The goal of this report is to assess the feasibility of incorporating climate change impacts into the evaluation of these programs. The assessment revealed that there are several strategies that might be useful for incorporating climate change into decision making. As part of a portfolio of adaptation strategies, land protection may become more important for jurisdictions, particularly to ameliorate climate change impacts on watersheds and wildlife.

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An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information Into Land Protection Planning (External Review Draft)   (PDF,237 pp, 2019 KB,  about PDF)

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 08/12/2009
Projected Completion Date: 06/24/2009
Record Last Revised: 12/13/2013
Record Created: 06/10/2009
Record Released: 06/10/2009
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 210027

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSESSMENT GROUP