A series of videos explore the effects of climate change in several Western states.
A five-minute introductory video highlights three phenomena altering present Western ecosystems: mountain pine beetle damage in the Rocky Mountains, saltwater intrusion in coastal Washington, and exotic cheatgrass invasion in Oregon. Each phenomena is linked to climatic changes.
Longer videos examining climate change in individual states are also available. The video discussing the impacts of climate change in Montana is presented in two parts: Part I presents evidence of climate change in the state’s diverse ecosystems and its implications for fish and wildlife. Part II discusses management strategies to assist fish and wildlife adapting to change. The Washington state video examines the effects of climate change in the state’s ecosystems of the seashore, the mountains and the forests. The Colorado video will be released soon.