Many public and private land managers are moving forward in considering climate change in their management planning and in on-the-ground actions. These examples highlight how researchers and managers are working together to address climate change at many different scales.
Some structured approaches are being used by National Forests and others to deliberately integrate climate change into forest management. Read more on these overarching approaches below.
Project and Forest Examples
See specific examples of actions that are taking place on forests and grasslands to respond to climate change. These examples include projects at a variety of scales and stages of action.
Here, we elaborate a multi-agency effort to determine how to adapt management of federal lands on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, to climate change. Efforts on the Olympic Peninsula began in..
This example focuses on how the Uwharrie National Forest used scientific information to incorporate climate change considerations into their Forest Plan Revision process.
The North Cascades region of Washington is a large and ecologically diverse area that includes federal, state, private, and tribal stakeholders. This project describes a collaborative effort...
Forests are a characteristic feature in many parts the country, and this is particularly true in northern Wisconsin where a mosaic of public and private forestlands define the regional landscape....
The Francis Marion National Forest (FMNF) in the low country of South Carolina is in the process of revising their Forest Plan under the Forest Service's 2012 Planning Rule.
Climate trends in northern Minnesota point to a future that will be warmer and more variable, presenting challenges for restoring forests dominated by boreal species such as paper birch, white spruce, and balsam fir.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is a 550-acre park located east of Vermont's Green Mountains. Natural resource professionals have assessed how climate change may affect the natural and planted forests present in the Park and are incorporating this information into the natural resource management and conservation activities taking place at the Park.
Restoration efforts on former strip coal mine lands seek to restore native vegetation and improve ecosystem resilience and adaptability to natural disturbances and long-term climate change.
Establishing populatrions of rare plants in Hawai‘i National Parks may help these species survive as the climate changes.
Restoring an intact hydrology to mountain meadows provides a suite of benefits that address the climate change impacts predicted for the Sierra Nevada