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Climate change impacts to Wisconsin freshwater fish storymap

To explore how fish communities in Wisconsin lakes are expected to change in the future, and examine predictions for individual lakes throughout Wisconsin with an interactive map. This tool is relevant to lakeshed and community managers considering the future of recreation and...

Climate change impacts to Wisconsin freshwater fish

To convey information contained in the Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis for New England and Northern New York forests.

Storymap of Climate Change and Adaptation: New England

The USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub (NFCH) and the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) held a series of two workshops designed to identify specific opportunities within USDA programs to explicitly support greenhouse gas mitigation in the forest sector. The first workshop (...

Finding Opportunities Within USDA Programs To Reduce GHG Emissions And Increase Carbon Sequestration

Future climate visualizations can aid professionals in understanding future risks. Projected trends in climate can be visualized in map form for the Midwest, Great Lakes Basin, Mid-Atlantic, and Central-Eastern U.S.. Maps can be created for a variety of variables, models and...

Downscaled climate maps & data

This field guide is designed to put useful climate change and adaptation information into the hands of natural resource professionals as they walk through the woods. This field guide provides summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Minnesota’s forests...

Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

A newly constructed stream simulation culvert on the George Washington National Forest.

Extreme Precipitation and Trends There is clear evidence that precipitation in the Northeast is more intense than it was in the past. The increase in the Northeast has been greater than any other region in the U.S. (Figure 1). Between 1901 and 2014, total annual precipitation...

Storms and Stream-Crossings

Stand of birch trees in the northwoods

Climate trends in northern Minnesota point to a future that will be warmer and more variable, presenting greater stress for boreal species such as paper birch, white spruce, and balsam fir. Early public feedback on the proposed North Shore Forest Restoration Project indicated...

Superior National Forest: North Shore Forest Restoration Project

Caroline Lake, Wisconsin

Project partners identified a number of potential adaptation actions with the overarching intent to maintain the resilience of the forest to changing conditions. In the northern hardwood forest, actions to maintain and enhance tree species diversity were prescribed to reduce the...

The Nature Conservancy: Caroline Lake Preserve

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