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Responding to Climate Change on National Forests

Snapshot : A new guidebook provides a scientific foundation and framework for preparing for climate change

Principal Investigators(s) :
Peterson, David L. 
Research Station : Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW)
Year : 2012
Highlight ID : 81

Summary

Forest Service scientists and collaborators developed a climate change guidebook using a science-management partnership approach. The guide provides information on climate change education and explains how to conduct vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for forest lands. It describes various tools and processes that have been tested in national forests and provides supporting scientific documentation.

The guide is now used throughout the National Forest System and by other Federal agencies and institutions to assist with implementation of climate change adaptation practices. It is the basis for adaptation principles and applications cited in the forest sector technical report for the 2013 U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

  • Pacific Southwest Research Station, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • University of Washington

Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Resource Management and Use
  • Climate Change