Fig. 2. Interviewee responses regarding internal agency mandate to implement adaptation.

Fig. 2
Note: Responses were coded into one of six categories, with no overlap between NPS and USFS responses within categories. Agency Mandate; Clear Implementation indicates that respondents believed there was an agency-wide policy mandate that clearly communicated how to implement actions at the individual unit level. Regional Mandate; Clear Implementation indicates that respondents believed there was a regional-level policy mandate that clearly communicated how to implement actions at the individual unit level. Agency Mandate; Unclear Implementation indicates that respondents believed an agency-wide mandate existed, but that it lacked specific policy guidance on what should be implemented at the unit level. Regional Mandate; Clear Implementation indicates that respondents believed a regional-level mandate existed, but that it lacked specific policy guidance on what should be implemented at the unit level. No Mandate indicates respondents believed they had no agency mandate to implement adaptation. Other indicates respondents that either did not know if there was a mandate, or chose to interpret legislation unrelated to climate change as a broad mandate to protect natural resources, including from the impacts of climate change.