In 2010, the Association of State Wetland Managers queried all 50 states for information on any wetland-related climate change adaptation efforts they had initiated. Many states have sought ways to reduce greenhouse gases, implementing things such as emissions standards, energy portfolios, and carbon reduction targets. For the 2010 report, click here.

State Summary Pages

Wetlands are a profoundly diverse category of ecosystems. Climate change impacts will be different from one state to another. In addition, states vary in the activities they have undertaken in response to climate change, to date. In order to help users find the most relevant data, ASWM has categorized state actions and perceived threats from climate change. These categories are symbolized at the top of each state’s summary page as in the legend below:

Threats

The top line of icons represents the threats from climate change identified by the state.
Below is a list of states that face the same threat or are engaged in the same activity. Click on a state to view the state summary. Click on a symbol within a state summary to navigate to a list of state(s) facing that same threat.

Threat from sea level rise
Alabama Mississippi
Alaska New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
Florida Oregon
Georgia Rhode Island
Hawaii South Carolina
Louisiana Texas
Maine Virginia
Maryland Washington
Massachusetts

Threat to water supply or
water quality
Alabama New Jersey
Arizona Nevada
California New Hampshire
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut North Carolina
Delaware North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawaii Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Texas
Maine Utah
Michigan Vermont
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Washington
Missouri Wisconsin
Montana Wyoming
Nebraska

Threat from storm surge/weather events
Threat from storm
surge/weather events
Alabama Missouri
Alaska Montana
California New Hampshire
Colorado New Jersey
Connecticut New York
Florida North Carolina
Georgia North Dakota
Hawaii Ohio
Idaho Oklahoma
Illinois Oregon
Indiana Pennsylvania
Iowa Rhode Island
Kansas South Dakota
Louisiana Tennessee
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Wisconsin
Mississippi

Threat from drought
Threat from drought
Colorado North Carolina
Connecticut Oklahoma
Idaho Oregon
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Minnesota Texas
Missouri Utah
Montana Wisconsin
Nebraska Wyoming
Nevada

Threat to wildlife or habitat
Threat to wildlife or habitat
Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona New Hampshire
Arkansas New Jersey
California New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
Florida North Dakota
Georgia Ohio
Hawaii Oklahoma
Idaho Oregon
Illinois Pennsylvania
Indiana Rhode Island
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan West Virginia
Minnesota Wisconsin
Mississippi Wyoming
Missouri
                                
State Actions

The bottom line of icons represents the types of actions taken by the state in response to those threats.
Below is a list of states that face the same threat or are engaged in the same activity. Click on a state to view the state summary. Each state summary will include links to other states that also face the same threat or are engaged in the same activities.

Adaptation planning in progress
Adaptation planning in progress
Arkansas New Jersey
Idaho New York
Iowa Oregon
Massachusetts Pennsylvania
New Hampshire Rhode Island

Adaptation planning completed
Adaptation planning completed
Kansas

Adaptation planning includes wetlands
Adaptation planning includes
wetlands
Alaska Vermont
Connecticut Washington
Maine Wisconsin
Minnesota

Completed plan includes wetlands
Completed plan includes wetlands
California Florida
Colorado Maryland

Studies in progress
Studies in progress
California Kansas
Delaware Maryland
Florida Minnesota
Hawaii Montana
Idaho Oklahoma
Iowa Wisconsin

Studies completed
Studies completed
Delaware

State is engaged in monitoring
State is engaged in monitoring
Arizona Minnesota
Delaware Vermont
Maine Wisconsin
Massachusetts