Forests

The climate changes expected over the next century will have huge consequences for ecosystems and the benefits they provide, including the provision of wood and fuel, food, temperature and flood regulation, erosion control, recreational and aesthetic value, and species habitat, among others.

Climate changes are likely to affect important ecological processes that will, in turn, affect key natural resources. For example, temperature and precipitation changes could mean that insectswildfireinvasive plants, and forest diseases will become more frequent in some areas of the country. The emissions that cause climate change also lead to air quality problems that put additional stress on trees.

Uses fuels data classified as fuelbeds to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, pollutant emissions (including carbon emissions), and heat release. The FFT...

U.S. Forest Service: Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

The Adaptation Workbook homepage

More information is becoming available on climate change projections and potential impacts on natural resources and agriculture. Unfortunately, most of this information doesn't seem applicable because many land owners and managers are unsure how climate change might...

Adaptation Workbook

Local weather and climate affect Northwest working landscapes by determining forests composition and affecting forest growth, disease, and soil health. Understanding current weather and climate is important for supporting sustainable timber production in the Northwest. The...

Northwest Forestry, Weather and Climate

Forest landowners and natural resource managers in the Northwest and Alaska are witnessing the effects of a changing climate and are faced with a variety of challenges and opportunities in making management decisions. Climate is a long-term average of atmospheric conditions over...

Northwest Forestry - Adapting to Climate Change

The climate changes expected over the next century will have huge consequences for ecosystems and the benefits they provide, including the provision of wood and fuel, food, temperature and flood regulation, erosion control, recreational and aesthetic value, and species habitat,...

Forests in a Changing Climate

Regional Assessments Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska 2014 Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska documents many of the key challenges that Nebraska will face as a result of climate change. Commentaries from...

Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska 2014

Regional Assessments Colorado Climate Plan (2015) The Colorado Climate Plan is a statewide strategy of policy recommendations and actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to increase Colorado’s level of preparedness. The Colorado Climate Plan focuses on seven main...

Colorado Climate Plan 2015 Regional Assessment

Find demonstration project stories at www.forestadaptation.org/demos

How are land managers adapting to climate change? It can be helpful for natural resource managers to see what others are doing in the real world to respond to the impacts of climate change in land management. Demonstration projects are living examples of how managers have...

Demonstration Projects

California has 33 million acres of forest land, one-third of the state’s total land area. Sixty percent of this forest is publicly owned - for example, by the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service. The remaining 40% is privately owned. One-third of the private forest...

Focus on Forestlands in California

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