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

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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, helps professionals identify existing site conditions that could increase or reduce risk from climate change, and helps natural resource professionals start discussions about climate change with co-workers, partners, and clients. This guide contains condensed information drawn from larger scientific documents and reports.
Inputs
Professional expertise.
Outputs
Provide climate change summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Minnesota’s forests. Helps managers identify existing forest site conditions that could increase or reduce risk from climate change. Can be an informational aid for natural resource professionals looking to start discussions about potential climate change impacts and management responses with co-workers, partners, and clients.
Restrictions and Limitations
This guide is for Minnesota natural communities but can be applied elsewhere given expertise and judgement. This field guide does not tell professionals exactly how to respond to climate change risks, or replace planning processes, local knowledge, or management experience.
Release/Version
Jan 2018
Release Notes

Contact the Northern Forests Climate Hub to learn more about this content.

Tool Developers

USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, University of Minnesota, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Format
Download
Audience
Extension
Land Manager
Time Investment
Low
Spatial Scale
Farm/Forest
Time Scale
Day