7 honored for safeguarding America’s natural resources from climate change

June 7, 2016
U.S. Forest Service-Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science staff lead a field exercise at a climate change teacher institute. The Institute was one of seven recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award.

Climate change is increasingly becoming one of the greatest threats to our natural resources and the communities that depend on them. Ensuring their long-term sustainability can only come from working together and learning from one another.

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To recognize such efforts, seven individuals and organizations were honored today as the first-ever recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The award was established by a partnership of federal agencies -- including NOAA -- to spotlight innovative tools and outstanding actions towards climate-smart resource conservation and management.  

The awardees include:

  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, U.S. Forest Service (federal agency)

  • Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service (federal individual)

  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (tribal)

  • John R. “Jack” Sullivan, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (state/local individual)

  • Environmental Affairs Division, Seattle City Light (state/local agency)

  • National Wildlife Federation (nongovernmental organization)

  • Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent (nongovernmental organization partnership)

Honorable mentions were also awarded, including one to a partnership led by NOAA’s Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

To learn more about each of the awardees, see the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award webpage and the press release.

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