Greater Sage Grouse
The Georgetown Climate Center recently released two new reports to help communities adapt to climate change.
"Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use" explores 18 different land use tools that communities can use to prepare for rising sea levels and the flooding that will result from climate change.
"Adaptation Case Studies in the Western United States" examines water shortages in the West and the protection of an important ground-dwelling bird: the greater sage grouse. The report looks at the policies and unique approaches being adopted in Colorado and Wyoming, in particular, to meet these challenges.
Both reports, are included in the newly launched Adaptation Clearinghouse.
This report contains two case studies from the Western United States that explore water shortages in the West, water rights along the Colorado River, and the protection of an endangered ground-dwelling bird: the greater sage grouse. In doing so, the report also examines the role of states in adaptation planning and the intersection between state and federal authority.
The report looks at specific policies and unique approaches being adopted in Colorado and Wyoming to tackle water and species endangerment issues, and the states' rational for action.