Scientists have found that many of the best management practices used to reduce traditional stresses on our environment -- such as restoring vegetation along streams -- also increases the ecosystem's resilience to the impact of climate change, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

But, climate change can increase the impact on our environment of traditional stress such as pollution and habitat destruction, according to a new report on ecosystems and climate change.

"The peer-reviewed report provides the best-available science to date on management adaptations for ecosystems and resources," the EPA said in a prepared statement.

Strategies in the report can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs and other sensitive ecosystems, the statement said.

"People always say 'Don't just tell us what will happen tell us what we can do about it,'" said Dr. George Gray, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development. "By using the strategies outlined in this document, we can help managers protect our parks, rivers, and forests from possible future impacts of a changing climate."

The report was commissioned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program established in 2002 to provide the U.S. with science-based knowledge on managing risks and opportunities involving climate changes.