Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the North Cascades region, Washington


Raymond, C.L., Peterson, D.L., Rochefort, R.M. 2014. Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the North Cascades Region, Washington. General Technical Report, PNW-GTR-892. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 279 p.


The North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP) is a science-management partnership consisting of MT. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, North Cascades National Park Complex, Mount Rainier National Park, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. These organizations worked with numerous stakeholders over two years to identify climate change issues relevant to resource management in the North Cascades and to find solutions that will facilitate the transition of the diverse ecosystems of this region into a warmer climate. The NCAP provided education, conducted a climate change vulnerability assessment, and developed adaptation options for federal agencies that manage 2.4 million hectares in north-central Washington.