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Effects of climate change on Forest Service strategic goalsAuthor(s): Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture
Source: Short Subjects from SAP 4.4 National Forests, No. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionClimate change affects forests and grasslands in many ways. Changes in temperature and precipitation affect plant productivity as well as some species' habitat. Changes in key climate variables affect the length of the fire season and the seasonality of National Forest hydrological regimes. Also, invasive species tend to adapt to climate change more easily and increase extinction risks for native species.
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CitationU.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2010. Effects of climate change on Forest Service strategic goals. Short Subjects from SAP 4.4 National Forests, No. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Keywordsclimate change, National Forest, Forest Service strategic goals, synthesis and assessment products, SAPs
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