Climate Change Adaptation - Wyoming


State Seal of Wyoming

        Threat to Water Supply and Quality     Threat from Drought     Threat to Wildlife and Habitat      
               
                           












Climate Change History

In 2009 Wyoming passed a trio of laws clarifying the regulatory framework for geologic sequestration of carbon.  The Wyoming State Climate Office oversees studies and research on climate change impacts to wetlands and water resources in the state. They are working to develop drought-monitoring products to the online dissemination of water and climate data. They also support a number of stake-holder groups by assisting the development of the State Water Plan and helping to coordinate long-term climate and hydrologic monitoring efforts throughout Wyoming.  Wyoming began developing its State Water Plan in 2005 and has updated regional summaries on the State Water Plan website. The state’s Game and Fish Department published its Wetlands Conservation Strategy in September 2010, which includes a section on climate change impacts and adaptation planning topics.

Current & Future Action

Wyoming Fish & Game Department published its Wetlands Conservation Strategy in September 2010, which includes a section on climate change impacts and adaptation planning. Wetlands Conservation Strategy

Pilot Programs/Current Studies

The state does not, as yet, have any specific pilots or case studies dealing with wetlands and climate change.

For More Information

Wyoming Wetlands: Conservation Priorities & Strategies – The Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/wyoming/tnc_wetlandbrochure_v8-1.pdf

Ongoing and Projected Climate Change in Wyoming (Fish & Wildlife Service) (2011)
http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/docs/climate-change/natural-resources-workshop/projected-climate-change.pdf