The evidence that the northeastern climate is changing is unambiguous, we are already seeing ecosystems respond to the new climatic conditions. These and future changes pose major conservation challenges in the region. Over the past 4 years, Manomet has been developing new tools and approaches that will allow conservation agencies to meet the challenge of climate change. Our vulnerability assessment tools identify the most vulnerable resources and how they might be conserved in the future. These tools are now being put into practice around the region. Under an existing contract with the Kresge Foundation, Manomet staff are working to develop climate change adaptation plans for a set of sites in Maine and Massachusetts. Manomet personnel are educating stakeholders on climate change impacts and adaptation options, synthesizing climate science and associated model projections to identify the most likely climate trends for New England, understanding the ramifications of those trends, and working with landowners and stakeholders to develop adaptation plans.
Our Climate Change Projects