Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation for Infrastructure and Recreation in the Sierra Nevada Report



USDA Forest Service Region V




The Sierra Nevada Infrastructure and Recreation Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Partnership was developed to identify climate change issues relevant for resource management on national forest units in the Sierra Nevada region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Southwest Region (El Dorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, and Stanislaus National Forests and the Lake Tahoe Management Unit). The Partnership conducted a vulnerability assessment on the effects of climate change on infrastructure and outdoor recreation in the Sierra Nevada, including adaptation options that minimize negative impacts of climate change and facilitate a transition to a warmer climate.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Snowpack Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags

Assessment Scientific study


Extent: Alpine County, El Dorado County, Inyo County, Lassen County, Modoc County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sierra County


Last updated: April 16, 2024