Storymap of Climate Change and Adaptation: New England

Overview: 

An interactive story map summarizing key findings drawn from the New England and northern New York forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the New England Climate Change Response Framework, which is a collective effort among dozens of scientists and natural resource professionals using the best available information from published research, ecosystem models, and manager expertise. Conclusions of the major risks through the end of the century including forest and tree species vulnerability were determined by this team. The final section of the storymap features examples of climate change adaptation projects that are underway in the region.

Information is visual, interactive and placed into chapters:

  • Changing climate
  • Effects on forests
  • Forest vulnerability
  • Adaptation stories
Purpose: 

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

Inputs: 

Time and interest.

Outputs: 

Storymaps are interactive tools designed to create pathways for users to engage information such as maps, stories and data in an approachable setting.

Release/Version: 
January 2018
Release Notes: 

Version 1. Contact the Northern Forests Climate Hub to learn more about this content.

Tool Developers: 

This story map was produced by the U.S. Forest Service Office of Sustainability and Climate (OSC) and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).

Format: 
App
Audience: 
Researcher
Extension
Land Manager
Time Investment: 
Low
Spatial Scale: 
Region
Time Scale: 
Day