Forecasting the impact of climate and land-use change on fish habitat at multiple spatial scales.

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Welcome to the Fish Habitat, Climate, and Landuse Change website! Fisheries and aquatic habitats throughout the United States are in dire need of protection or restoration because human activities have resulted in severe degradation of those habitats. The interdisciplinary Fish Habitat, Climate, and Landuse Change science team is developing tools to assist land managers in anticipating changes in fish habitat such as alterations of water temperature, hydrology, and land-use under different possible scenarios. We will work closely with the existing partnership-driven National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) to link global climate change models and predicted land-use changes to the Nation’s aquatic habitats.

For more about the mission and goals of this team, read our Background or Fact Sheet