Climate Change Adaptation - Arkansas

 State Seal of Arkansas

        Threat to Wildlife or Habitat          
        Action: Planning in Process          

Climate Change History

In 2008 Arkansas completed a Climate Action Plan with assistance from the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS). Arkansas’ plan focuses exclusively on the reduction of greenhouse gases (mitigation). It does not address preventative or protective strategies (adaptation). Wetlands are not featured in the plan.

Current & Future Action

Arkansas has established a Climate Change Working Group to examine species vulnerability and best management response to habitat impacts. This group is presently in an investigation phase, and has established a deadline of October, 2011 to produce a final report.

Pilot Programs/Current Studies

The state does not, as yet, have any specific pilots or case studies dealing with wetlands and climate change.

For More Information

For more information about the Arkansas Climate Change Working Group contact Jane Anderson at or (501)223-6350.