Northwoods: Michigan Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment Summary and Highlights

Michigan’s forests will increasingly be affected by a changing climate. Understanding these potential impacts is an important first step to sustaining healthy forests in the face of changing conditions. As part of the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project, more than 30 scientists and forest managers collaborated to assess the vulnerability of forest ecosystems in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.

S. Handler
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
USDA Forest Service