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Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Survey

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How are Great Lakes conservation professionals addressing climate adaptation?

Conservation practitioners are thinking about climate change in the Great Lakes...

83% of respondents indicate that climate change is relevant to their field of work
65% of respondents discuss climate impacts on a monthly or more frequent basis
76% are taking climate change into consideration in current or future work
Only 21% have sufficient information to address climate impacts.

This is just one finding from our Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Survey, which asked natural resource practitioners engaged in the Great Lakes Biodiversity Blueprint process across Lakes Ontario, Huron, Michigan, and Erie, about climate adaptation actions they are taking.

The goals of the survey were to: 1) Understand how climate change may affect natural resources management, 2) identify barriers and opportunities to address the consequences posed by climate change, and 3) generate a collective understanding of what climate change adaptation encompasses.

Synthesis report and summary of survey findings coming soon!

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