This article summarizes the potential impacts of climate change on natural lands and resources to inform ten recommendations on promoting ecosystem resilience through adaptive management. The author argues that existing laws and policies are not sufficient to adequately address the risk of climate change, and land management statues should be altered to better reflect the current state of the environment.

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This article provides potential amendments to existing public land laws and management standards to ensure that climate change is adequately considered in long-term planning and decision-making.

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Potential benefits from using the resource: 
This resource includes in-depth background and discussion that can be useful for supporting initiatives similar to the recommended policy changes
Potential limitations from using the resource: 
While some information can be generally applicable, most of the examples used in this discussion are United States federal agencies, laws, and practices
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North America
Scale of application: 
National
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United States Geological Survey
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