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Intermountain Region (R4) Resources

The results listed below represent the latest additions in educational resources, climate change and carbon tools, videos, and topic-specific briefings for the Forest Service's Intermountain Region. You can use the filter to further refine your results or, if you are looking for briefings on a specific subject, you may find it easier to search within the topics section of the site.
How do changing temperatures and precipitation patterns drive hydrologic processes, such as snowmelt timing, soil moisture, flood seasonality, and more?
An introduction to general climate change, global climate models, and using downscaled climate data to simulate changes over western North America.
Observed ecological changes associated with a change in climate include the advance of spring events, species distribution changes, community shifts and asynchrony in species interactions.
Implications of climate change on western fishes, some of the most at-risk species in the U.S.
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.
Wildfires have immediate and short term effects on fish, but there are also long-term effects that persist after the initial disturbance.
Climate impacts on streams in interior locations in the western U.S. may differ significantly from those in coastal locations - learn what this may mean for the future of bull trout.
Learn about the threat of increased wildfires and invasive plants due to climate change and their impacts on fish in the Pacific Northwest.
Treeline response to climate in the western U.S.: the big picture and the current picture, as well as 21st century projections.
Process-based models can be used to look at forest disturbance by insects, disease and fire across the Pacific Northwest.
Forecasting the impacts of climate change on forests using the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) model.
Climate drives insect outbreaks in forests; insect outbreaks can then influence climate through the carbon cycle.
An overview of 23 climate model and their results. The use of multiple model approaches provides a range of outcomes for mangers to work from.