Iowa has not developed a statewide adaptation plan. Other resources from the Adaptation Clearinghouse, which have been developed by the state and localities to help communities prepare for climate change, are highlighted below.  

The Georgetown Climate Center’s State Adaptation Progress Tracker, which tracks the progress states are making in preparing for the impacts of climate change, was supported by the MacArthur Foundation.


No state-led adaptation plan finalized.

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State Law and Policy

Resource Name Resource Type Date
Iowa Code 2009, Title 11, Subtitle 4, Section 473 - Energy Development and Conservation Law and Governance November 4, 2009

State Agency Plans

Resource Name Sector(s) Covered Date
Iowa Wildlife Action Plan - Securing a Future for Fish and Wildlife: A Conservation Legacy for Iowans Biodiversity and ecosystems, Fish and fisheries, Land management and conservation, Wildlife 2015
Securing a Future for Fish and Wildlife: a Conservation Legacy for Iowans (Iowa Wildlife Action Plan) Biodiversity and ecosystems, Fish and fisheries, Wildlife 2007

Local and Regional Plans

Resource Name Date
Iowa City Climate Action and Adaptation Plan September 18, 2018
Storm Lake, Iowa Green Infrastructure Plan for Water April 2015
Linn County, Iowa Comprehensive Plan - A Smarter Course: Building on the Past and Embracing the Future of Rural Linn County July 19, 2013

More Featured Resources

Resource Name Resource Category Date
Climate Change Impacts on Iowa 2010 Assessments January 1, 2011
Iowa Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Report Planning 2011
Rainscaping Iowa - Permeable Pavement Projects Solutions 2010

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