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Assessments from the Midwest Hub Region

  • Tree species and climate change

    Trees on the Allegheny National Forest

    Individual tree species may respond differently to impending climate changes. Refer to these tools to better understand species tolerances and habitat suitability to inform forest management.

  • Small Acres Family Farm, Southeastern Indiana

    Lambs in spring

    Small Acres Family Farm sits on 88 acres in Dearborn County in southeastern Indiana. The land has been in the family for years, but the Smalls returned to the farm within the last ten years. Their…

  • Forest Carbon and Land Management

    Forestry log camp

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

  • Storms and Stream-Crossings

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

    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…

  • Specialty Crops and Climatic Variability

    Peppers

    Most Midwestern specialty crop growers are well attuned to the increased crop production risks associated with a changing climate. However, there is a need for additional climate-resilient management…

  • Climate Change Impacts on Palmer Amaranth

    Image palmer amaranth

    Palmer amaranth is proving to be a major challenge for agricultural production worldwide. In a changing climate, even more agricultural regions will be at risk to this fast-growing and herbicide…