The Eastern Region's Approach to Climate Change Response and the Performance Scorecard

A strategic approach to addressing climate change centered on the scorecard elements has been launched regionally through the Eastern Region’s leadership and support, coupled with the science and coordination expertise of the Northern Research Station, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS). By strategically addressing each element in the Climate Change Scorecard on a regional level, we will help ensure that each National Forest and Prairie in the Region is able to meet or exceed the national goal of completing 7 out of 10 Scorecard elements by 2015. In the long-term, achieving these Scorecard elements will ensure that considerations of climate change are incorporated into land management plans and finally on-the ground actions.