On March 26th 2013, in partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. Developed in response to a request by Congress, the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is the product of extensive national dialogue that spanned nearly two years and was shaped by comments from more than 55,000 Americans.

It is anticipated that Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and other regional, inter-jurisdictional collaboratives will serve important roles in implementing the strategy.  I encourage you to review the strategy and compare it to the efforts your Cooperative is pursuing.  I think you will see a strong alignment.  SALCC staff will be engaging your steering committee in the near future to identify more specifically how the Cooperative can serve their interests as the forum to facilitate coordinated action.