How could global warming affect wildlife and the natural resources hunters and anglers depend on? Check out the following publications. You will need a free pdf reader such as Adobe Reader.
1. Low Flows, Hot Trout: Climate Change in the Clark Fork Watershed
Will we still be fishing for trout in 100 years? It might be a risky bet to say yes. One study estimates that due to warmer temperatures alone, we could lose between 5 to 30% of trout habitat in western Montana over the next century, and sensitive species like bull trout could be all but gone.
2. Global Warming Changing the Face of Chesapeake Bay
The National Wildlife Federation’s new 2008 study, “Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats of the Chesapeake Bay,” maps in vivid detail the dramatic effects of sea-level rise on the nation’s largest estuary, which sustains more than 3,600 species of plants, fish, and animals including great blue herons and sea turtles.
3. The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming: A Paradise Lost for Hunters, Anglers and Outdoor Enthusiasts?
Shortstopping ducks, coastal inundation and more invasive species threaten the Chesapeake Bay’s hunting and fishing opportunities. Find out how…
4. Fueling the Fire: Global Warming, Fossil Fuels and the Fish and Wildlife of the American West
Wildfires, drought, warmer streams and rivers, invasive species, declining wetlands and sagebrush habitat…the list of how global warming is affecting–and could affect–game and fish species in America’s western states continues to grow.
5. An Unfavorable Tide: Global Warming, Coastal Habitats and Sportfishing in Florida
How will global warming affect the “Fishing Capital of the World?”
“Wherever you fish in Florida, this report literally hits home.” — Terry Gibson, managing editor of Shallow Water Angler
6. The Waterfowler’s Guide to Global Warming
“If you wish for your children to carry on our rich waterfowl-hunting heritage, you must read this report, and be prepared to take action.” — Tony Dean, host of Tony Dean Outdoors
7. Fish Out of Water: A Guide to Global Warming and Pacific Northwest Rivers
Ever hook a salmon on the Columbia River? Find out why that could become more difficult if global warming continues unabated.
8. Helping Wildlife Survive Global Warming: A Framework for Wildlife Managers
Wildlife species are closely adapted to their environments and readily respond to climate variation. Read about the potential global warming has to affect wildlife throughout North America, either directly or indirectly through responses to changing habitat conditions.
Check out more resources from the National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org/globalwarming.