We developed a menu of adaptation strategies and approaches for terrestrial wildlife management to help managers translate broad concepts into specific tactics that will respond to climate change risks and meet desired management goals. The menu includes actions related to managing wildlife populations as well as managing wildlife habitat. There are 13 general strategies and 80 associated approaches in the menu. The full narrative version of the menu includes explanations of every approach and hundreds of example tactics We designed this resource to be used with the Adaptation Workbook, a structured decision-support tool for climate adaptation.

Contact Stephen Handler for more information (stephen.handler@usda.gov). 

Read the Wildlife Adaptation Menu (free download)

Read an article about the development and testing of the Wildlife Adaptation Menu:

Read an article about the literature review of wildlife adaptation recommendations: 

Explore an interactive version of the Wildlife Adaptation Menu

Download the four-page summary of Wildlife Adaptation Menu or the full narrative version (pdf links below).