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These resources offer local case studies, example policy, data tools, and other guides to support natural systems and improve their capacity for climate adaptation.

NS-01 Foster public awareness

Report: Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide; Climate & Development Knowledge Network; 2019

NS-02 Promote government conservation land acquisition

Local Program: Florida Forever; Florida DEP; ongoing

Local Resource Guide: Land Conservation; The Florida Conservation Group; ongoing

NS-03 Support wildland fire management

National Resource Guide: Wildland Urban Interface toolkit: Awareness and outreach; US Fire Administration; ongoing

Local Study: Wildfire Risk Reduction in Florida: Home, Neighborhood, and Community Best Practices; FDACS, Division of Forestry; 2010

NS-04 Develop sustainable financing

Report: Methods and Strategies for Financing Green Infrastructure; UNC Environmental Finance Center; 2014

National Resource Guide:  Conservation Incentives Toolkit: Current Conservation and Incentive Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; 2008

NS-05 Form species dispersal and conservation group

Local Study: Guide to Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; 2016

NS-06 Assess invasive species impacts

Local Study: Guide to Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; 2016

Workshop: A Guide to Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation - Resources and Tools for Climate Smart Management of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Species and Their Habitats; Florida DEP; 2019

NS-07 Promote coastal natural systems

Local Study: Nature-Based Coastal Defenses in Southeast Florida; The Nature Conservancy; 2015

Analytical Tool: Coastal Resilience Apps- The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy; ongoing

NS-08 Protect coral reefs

Local Plan: Coral Reef Conservation Program; Florida DEP; ongoing

Local Program: The Florida Reef Resilience Program; The Florida Reef Resilience Program; ongoing

Local Program: Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative; Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative; ongoing

Local Resource Guide: Friends of Our Florida Reefs; Our Florida Reefs; ongoing

NS-09 Seek government climate science funding

Local Plan: Partnership Agreement on Regional Coordination between the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and the Florida Climate Institute; Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative; ongoing

NS-10 Revise environmental regulations

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NS-11 Create fisheries adaptation plans

Local Study: Climate Change Impacts on Florida’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors and Options for Adaptation; Florida Climate Institute; 2017

Local Study: Guide to Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; 2016

NS-12 Promote freshwater buffer landscapes

Report: Master Plan for the Protection and Restoration of Freshwater Wetlands in the Tampa Bay Watershed; The Tampa Bay Estuary Program; 2014

Report: Planner’s Guide to Wetland Buffers for Local Governments; Environmental Law Institute; 2008

Grant Opportunity: Agricultural Conservation Easement Program; USDA; ongoing

Analytical Tool: National Wetland Inventory; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 2020

NS-13 Respond to beach erosion

Local Study: Nature-Based Coastal Defenses in Southeast Florida; The Nature Conservancy; 2015

Local Plan: Florida Beaches Habitat Conservation Plan; Florida DEP; ongoing

Grant Opportunity: Beach Funding Resources; Florida DEP; ongoing

NS-14 Promote urban tree canopy

Analytical Tool: MIT Treepedia; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; ongoing

Report: Growing a more equitable urban forest: Portland’s citywide tree planting strategy; Portland Parks and Recreation; 2018

Local Study: Guide to Tree Planting and Maintenance; Miami-Dade County; 2010

National Resource Guide:  Urban Forestry; Vibrant Cities Lab; ongoing

NS-15 Fund the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

Local Program: Everglades Restoration; U.S. Department of Interior; ongoing