WWETAC Projects

Project Title: Climate-change toolkit for western Forest Service managers and decision-makers: Incorporating climate into everyday resource management

Principal Investigators: Becky Kerns, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

Collaborators: Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; Linda Joyce, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Ron Neilson and David L. Peterson, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

Status: Ongoing

E-mail Contact: bkerns[at]fs.fed.us

Summary: Development of the toolkit builds upon a foundation of pre-existing efforts from across the three western research stations, which includes ongoing climate impacts modeling, the Synthesis and Assessment 4.4 report, and the Climate Change Resource Center website project.  The target audience for the proposed project is Forest Service resource managers and decision-makers from District to Regional levels; the toolkit, however, will be broadly relevant to other managers, policy makers, and scientists. We will be completing a synthesis and uncertainty analysis of climate change impacts from three case study landscapes in the western U.S. that are the focus of the toolkit.  


Project ID: FY08BK47