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Department of the Interior (DOI) : Climate Change
|Name||Department of the Interior (DOI) : Climate Change|
|Project Purpose||At the U.S. Department of the Interior, we manage one-fifth of the land in the country, 35,000 miles of coastline, and 1.76 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf. We also uphold the federal government’s trust responsibilities to 562 Indian tribes; conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats; manage water supplies for more than 30 million people; and protect the icons of our national heritage. The impacts of climate change are forcing us to change how we manage these resources. Climate change may dramatically affect water supplies in certain watersheds, impact coastal wetlands and barrier islands, cause relocation of and stress on wildlife, increase wildland fires, further spread invasive species, and more. We at Interior are taking the lead in protecting our nation's resources from these impacts and in managing our public lands to mitigate the effects of climate change. On Sept. 14, 2009, Secretary Salazar launched our first-ever coordinated strategy to address current and future impacts of climate change on America’s land, water, wildlife, cultural-heritage and tribal resources.|
Wildlife, ecosystems, and forestry
Climate-sensitive recreation and tourism