A Northern Rockies case study provides an example of ways to help Forest Service employees get ready for climate change.
Describes a range of options for addressing climate change in the NEPA process.
U.S. forests play a large role in offsetting carbon emissions, about 20 % of the U.S. fossil fuel carbon output. If a forest replaces itself after a disturbance like fire, then there is no long-term loss of carbon.
Climate history reveals itself in tree-rings and the latest reconstructions can inform us of past dry and wet seasons, and help us to plan for future water patterns.