Forest Carbon Management

Forest Carbon Management

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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.

Seasonality and Climate Change: A Review of Observed Evidence in the United States

This EPA report describes how seasonal events in the US are impacted by climate change, and the implications of the effects on seasonality. The science behind seasonal events and how climate change can impact events are described in the main report, while the technical appendix describes the methods of evaluation and the system used to choose indicators.

Modeling land use change and forest carbon stock changes in temperate forests in the United States

Researchers created a model that predicts the probability of land-use change from forest to non-forest and carbon stocks across the US. Over 17 years, 3% of the study area shifted from forest to mixed or non-forest, with a higher probability of change in non-public forests than public forests, as well as areas closer to cities and coastal areas. This could be due to population growth and housing rates growth.