Assessing the Vulnerability of Northern Wisconsin's Forests to Climate Change
The potential effects of climate change on the forests of northern Wisconsin were assessed and summarized in a recent publication---The Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis. Scientists from the Northern Research Station and University of Wisconsin modeled climate change effects on forest productivity and the suitability of habitat for specific tree species as well as the potential changes in forests that are most important for land management. This assessment is part of the larger Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which is developing an integrated set of tools, partnerships, and actions to support climate-smart conservation and management.
Forest Service Partners