Meet the Northern Forests Climate Hub Fellow: Todd Ontl. Todd's work focuses on helping folks adapt forests to climate change in the Northeast and Midwest. Todd supports natural resource professionals and USDA staff to consider the effects of climate change and has developed adaptation strategies for forest carbon management.
This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of 11 forest ecosystems in the Mid-Atlantic region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Maryland, and southern New York) under a range of future climates.
Tools to help professionals consider the potential effects of climate change on forests, and to design actions that can help ecosystems cope under changing conditions.

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Management activities can have a substantial effect on greenhouse gas mitigation that extends beyond the carbon contained within forest ecosystems. Content from the USFS Climate Change Resource Center.

Land management actions on public and private forests and grasslands can be designed to achieve carbon outcomes while meeting other sustainable resource management objectives.

Stream-crossings have a lower risk of failure if designed appropriately for the stream, and with consideration of current and future regional climate conditions. Careful evaluation of structure size considering all of the factors that influence potential…

Climate change will not affect all parts of a watershed in the same way. The local response and vulnerability of a watershed to regional climate changes will be influenced by soils, topography, forest management, and current and past land uses. Adaptation…

Wildlife managers face the growing challenge of helping wildlife populations and ecosystems respond to climate change. Partners in the Great Lakes region are collaborating to provide tools and guidance to support wildlife managers in designing and…