Fig. 5. Interviewee responses regarding overcoming barriers to implementation.

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Note: Responses were coded into 10 categories. Update Internal Policies indicates a perceived need for more internal agency guidance, policy change, or a new management paradigm to support adaptation. Public Education and Dialogue indicates a perceived need to engage the public and cultivate public support for adaptation. Change Laws indicates a perceived need for Congress to modify an existing law, or pass a new law to provide more policy direction for adaptation. Working Across Jurisdictions indicates a perceived need to work with partner agencies across jurisdictions and manage at a broader spatial scale. Monitoring and Adaptive Management indicates a perceived need for utilizing these methods to understand how natural resources are changing and may be affected by climate change. Information (e.g., predictive models), Funding and Time indicate a perceived need for these types of resources in order to implement more climate change adaptation projects in the future. Judicious Approach indicates a perceived need to ensure any policy changes are well thought out and based on sound science. Update Partner Polices indicates a perceived need to change federal partners' traditional management approaches and policies to be more supportive of adaptation.