Institutional Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. National Parks and Forests

  title={Institutional Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. National Parks and Forests},
  author={Lesley Jantarasami and Joshua J. Lawler and Craig W. Thomas},
  journal={Ecology and Society},
Climate change will increasingly challenge ecosystem managers' ability to protect species diversity and maintain ecosystem function. In response, the National Park Service and the United States Forest Service have promoted climate change adaptation as a management strategy to increase ecosystem resilience to changing climatic conditions. However, very few examples of completed adaptation plans or projects exist. Here, we examine managers' perceptions of internal and external institutional… 

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