Forest

FAR2

Taxonomy Machine Name
niacs_strategy_far2
Taxonomy Alias
far2

Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework

Forest ecosystems will be affected directly and indirectly by a changing climate over the 21st century. This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of 11 forest ecosystems in the Mid-Atlantic region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Maryland, and southern New York) under a range of future climates. We synthesized and summarized information on the contemporary landscape, provided information on past climate trends, and described a range of projected future climates.

New England and Northern New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the New England Climate Change Response Framework Project

This region contains about 40 million acres of forest, which provide numerous cultural, economic, and environmental benefits. Climate change is already having an impact on the region’s forests, increasing damage from extreme precipitation events and insect pests. Future changes could dramatically alter the landscape that characterizes the region.

Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate change tools and approaches for land managers, 2nd Edition

This document provides a suite of materials to help land managers to consider climate change and to develop adaptation actions. It does not provide specific recommendations, but rather serves as a decision-support tool for incorporating adaptation considerations into current management objectives.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the North-central California Coast and Ocean

EcoAdapt, the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and other regional partners conducted a vulnerability assessment to identify how and why focal resources across the North-central California coast and ocean region are likely to be affected by future climate conditions. Climate change vulnerability of 44 focal resources, including eight habitats, populations of 31 species, and five ecosystem services was assessed by considering exposure and sensitivity to climate changes and non-climate stressors and adaptive capacity.

A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Focal Resources of the Sierra Nevada

This vulnerability assessment is an initial science-based effort to identify how and why focal resources (ecosystems, species populations, and ecosystem services) across the Sierra Nevada region are likely to be affected by future climate conditions. The overarching goal is to help resource managers and stakeholders plan their management of these focal resources in light of a changing climate. Specifically, this information can facilitate priority setting for management action and responses, helping to sustain optimal conditions for and productivity of focal resources.

The State of Climate Adaptation in Water Resources Management: Southeastern United States and U.S. Caribbean

EcoAdapt report is to provide a brief overview of key climate change impacts and a review of the prevalent work occurring on climate change adaptation in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) comprise the U.S. Caribbean region. This report focuses on water resources.

Available Science Assessment Process (ASAP): Sea Level Rise in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California

A synthesis and evaluation of the body of scientific knowledge on specific, on-the-ground climate adaptation actions to determine the conditions, timeframes, and geographic areas where particular actions may be most effective for resource managers. This project identified sea level rise-related adaptation actions applied by resource managers, and evaluated the science behind those actions that may inform - if not improve - coastal planning and management in the Northwest.

EcoAdapt Hawaiian Islands Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Synthesis

this report is a comprehensive, science-based syntheses of current and projected future climate impacts on, and adaptation options for, terrestrial and freshwater resources within the main Hawaiian Islands. This project is part of the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative's multi-year Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative. Find Vulnerability Syntheses, Adaptation Summaries and Brief reports for each island: Maui, Lāna'i, Kaho'olawe, O'ahu, Hawai'i, Kaua'i.

Using a Riparian Corridor Index to Prioritize Climate Migration Routes in the Pacific Northwest

Habitat suitability in the Pacific Northwest has shifted over the last century forcing organisms to move along climate gradients in order to track the same temperature regime. Riparian habitats have long been cited as a means to facilitate movement of species along these corridors because their microclimates are cooler compared to surrounding areas. Restoring all riparian zones without characterization may overlook some corridors that differ in quality and protection status.

Learning modules - Climate Change Primers

The USDA Forest Service has created comprehensive climate change education modules to help land managers better understand the basic climate change science, the effects of climate change on forest and grassland ecosystems, how we can respond to climate change with management and forest carbon science, policy, and management. Start here to learn about climate change, how it may influence land management, and what options are open to natural resource managers for responding to these changes.