The mission of the GYA Climate Change Adaptation Subcommittee is to integrate land managers, scientists, and other subject matter experts across multiple disciplines to facilitate discussion and encourage study efforts to best understand, manage and assist adaptation to changes associated with a changing climate.
The Committee consists of interdiscplinary agency program managers and specialists from the GYCC units as well as from the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Forest Service Regional Offices.
To learn more, you can find the most recent subcommittee overview HERE.
Karri Cary, Co-lead, Shoshone NF
Ann Rodman, Co-lead, Yellowstone NP
Workshops and Conferences
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Biennial Scientific Conference: Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species October 11-13, 2010
Greater Yellowstone Area Clean Air Partnership Meeting: Climate Change and Air Quality in the Greater Yellowstone Area November 3-4, 2009
Climate Change Analysis Tools
- historic and mid-century maps with a slider bar to compare the two
- a delta map showing change for each pixel value
- and a bar graph or pie chart showing a comparison of the historic and mid-century values
Climate Analyzer for the GYA: Make custom graphs and tables with data that is updated every 24 hours from these sources:
- National Weather Service COOP Network
- Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS)
- NRCS Snow-Telemetry (SNOTEL)
- USGS Stream Gage
Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: An introductory educational powerpoint for agency employees (6 MB pdf)
Narrative for the above presentation (177 kB pdf)
Climate and Terrestrial Ecosystem Change in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and Upper Columbia Basin | David B. McWethy, et.al. National Park Service Natural Resource Report NPS/GRYN/NRR—2010/260 | October 2010 (4.6 MB pdf)
Observed and Projected Ecological Response to Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains and Upper Columbia Basin, A Synthesis of Current Scientific Literature | Isabel W. Ashton, et.al. | National Park Service Natural Resource Report NPS/ROMN/NRR—2010/220 | June 2010 (6.6 MB pdf)
The Potential Influence of Changing Climate on the Persistence of Salmonids of the Inland West | Amy L. Haak, et.al. | USGS Open-File Report 2010–1236 | October 2010 (8.7 MB pdf)
Climate Change, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: Implications and Alternatives for Management | Bruce E. Rieman and Daniel J. Isaak. | US Forest Service RMRS GTR-250. | November 2010 (4.1 MB pdf)
Montane Meadow Change During Drought Varies with Background hydrologic Regime and Plant Functional Group | D.M. Debinski et.al, 2010 | Assessed drought effects on two montane meadows in Gallatin and Teton regions of GYA. (435 KB pdf)
US Forest Service—
National Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change July 2010 (668 KB pdf) For additional information and publications, visit the U.S. Forest Service Office of Climate Change Advisor.
National Park Service—
NPS Climate Change Response Strategy September 2010 (5.2 MB pdf).
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—
Rising to the Urgent Challenge. Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change September 2010 (1.5 MB pdf)
- U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Research Center—Information and Tools for Land Managers
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Conservation in a Changing Climate
- Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
- National Park Service Climate Change Response Center
- USGS Office of Global Change
- USFS Moscow Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Climate Data & Estimates, Climate Change and Plant Climate Relationships
- Research on Forest Climate Change: Potential Effects of Global Warming on Forests and Plant Climate Relationships in Western North America and Mexico . Available Species-Climate Profiles include whitebark pine, quaking aspen, limber pine, lodge pole pine, subalpine fir, douglas fir, and several other species occurring in the GYA.