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This peer-reviewed report is a thorough and comprehensive overview of how climate change is expected to affect the United States. It includes analyses of impacts on seven sectors – human health, water, energy, transportation, agriculture, forests, and ecosystems. The report also assesses U.S. regional impacts and outlines some climate adaptation efforts.

Published: 05/06/2014

Forests in northern Michigan will be affected directly and indirectly by a changing climate during the next 100 years. This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of forest ecosystems in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula to a range of future climates. It is meant to provide a valuable platform for foresters in the region to incorporate climate change considerations into management and planning.

Published: 04/04/2014

More than 30 scientists and forest managers contributed to this report, which evaluates the vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystems in the Central Hardwoods Region of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri to a range of future climates.

Published: 02/19/2014

This guide explains the potential impacts of climate change in Maryland and how they may affect woodlands. Management options are described for each of these climate change impacts to reduce or avoid loss of forest cover, declines in forest productivity, and reductions in the environmental benefits of woodlands.

18pp, 5.8MB   Published: 08/29/2013

This guidebook describes science-based principles, processes, and tools for assisting with developing adaptation options for national forest lands.

109 pp   Published: 01/18/2012

This report highlights a climate change adaptation case study at Olympic National Forest in partnership with Olympic National Park. The case study process involved science-based sensitivity assessments, review of management activities and constraints, and adaptation workshops in four focus areas (hydrology and roads, fish, vegetation, and wildlife).

4.1 MB, 130 pp   Published: 10/25/2011

A report from the Climate Change Response Framework Project in northern Wisconsin.

142 pp   Published: 08/01/2011

This report provides data and analysis aimed at addressing the issue of forest sustainability.

134 pp   Published: 06/01/2011

Park Science is a research and resource management bulletin from the National Park Service. This Special Issue is focused on climate change effects on National Parks and management options.

Published: 06/01/2011

Authors offer an example of a workshop, focused on National Forests in the United States, which allowed quick dissemination of ideas and strategies for climate change adaptation in resource management through an interaction between scientists and managers.

6 pp   Published: 06/01/2011

The goals of this analysis were to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment of forest tree species, assess the vulnerability of non-forested habitats to climate change, and propose practical management actions that will work under a variety of future climate scenarios and can be implemented by the national forests in western Washington in cooperation with other land managers.

310 pp   Published: 05/09/2011

This report synthesizes some of the climate change risks and vulnerabilities to different sectors (water, ecosystems, coastal zones, agriculture, public health, etc.) in New York State. It is meant to provide useful information to decision-makers as they begin responding to climate change in New York State.

5.72 MB   Published: 04/01/2011

A workshop-based approach for exploring silvicultural strategies for addressing the uncertainties surrounding climate change and forest response in the northeastern and north-central United States. Outcomes included identification of broad management strategies and approaches for creating forests that can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.

14 pp   Published: 04/01/2011

Scanning the Conservation Horizon is intended to provide resource managers and conservationists with guidance for understanding the basic concepts behind vulnerability assessments, and for identifying which approaches may best serve their specific needs.

176 pp   Published: 03/01/2011

This paper describes a scientist-manager focus group process used to understand climate change and its anticipated effects, and to develop specific options for adapting to a warmer climate.

28 pp   Published: 02/05/2011

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