Across the Northeast, local forests have been shaped by unique combinations of landscape setting, climate and weather events, and shifting management priorities through time. Projected climate change may pose challenges to the long-term stability of our forests, so it is important for us to ascertain potential risks, consider opportunities, and identify ways to adapt either the forests themselves or the human systems dependent on them. This presentation will draw on examples from across the region that describe anticipated climate change impacts and adaptation actions with relevance for woodland owners, conservation organizations, and those interested in forests.
Maria Janowiak is the Deputy Director of the USFS’ Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the coordinator for the New England Climate Change Response Framework.
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