Climate Adaptation Testimony by Noah Matson, Defenders of Wildlife

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Testimony of Defenders' Vice President for Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled "Natural Resources Adaptation: Protecting ecosystems and economies" held February 25, 2014.  In the testimony, Defenders highlights the need to maintain and restore ecosystems to prepare society for the impacts of climate change, and to provide more resources and policy direction to land and wildlife managers to assist them in coping with climate change.  The testimony recommends enacting the SAFE Act, implementing the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, and conserving large, connected landscapes.

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