Confronting Climate Change
Build climate change-explicit guidance into NatureServe Vista software
NatureServe is integrating climate change analyses into several planning projects using its NatureServe Vista software. Three coastal planning projects in the U.S. (in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas) are incorporating sea level rise predictions as direct threats to biodiversity that can be analyzed in Vista. Vista will identify locations of expected biodiversity loss and quantify the loss relative to conservation objectives so that mitigation and alternative conservation scenarios can be developed.