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Sustainability and Climate


Sustainability and Net Zero

The Forest Service is shrinking its environmental footprint to reduce our consumption of resources as we manage national forest lands. A key aspect is moving toward Net Zero in how we manage waste, fleet, energy use, recreation, and water. Read more.

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Vulnerability Assessments

Vulnerability is the degree to which a natural system is susceptible to, and unable to cope with, the adverse effects of climate change. Find out how the Forest Service is assessing vulnerability of its resources

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Climate Change Adaptation is a form of risk management that many forests are implementing in advance of further serious effects on forest resources such as vegetation, fisheris, hydrology, and infrastructure. Read more

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Other Sources of Information

Climate Change Resource Center

Climate Change Research

Climate Change Science

Office of the Climate Advisor

Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

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