AdaptWest is a spatial database and synthesis of methods for conservation planning aimed at enhancing resilience and adaptation potential of natural systems under climate change.
To provide planners with detailed knowledge with which to compare different approaches, and with data that can inform planning throughout much of western North America.
The four main database components in development are:
  1. Physical-habitat-based metrics
  2. Climate-data-based metrics
  3. Species-model-based metrics
  4. Integrated priority area maps
Project scientists are already working with collaborators from various agencies and NGOs. Please contact us with any question or ideas for collaboration.
Protected Areas Data Explorer
Explore and summarize current and projected future climate data for North America's national parks and other protected areas. Available metrics include seasonal and annual means, extremes, growing and chilling degree days, snow fall, drought indices, and more.
Watershed Climate Data Explorer
Explore and summarize current and projected future climate data for North American ecoregions and LCCs at the watershed level. Available metrics include seasonal and annual means, extremes, growing and chilling degree days, snow fall, drought indices, and more.