Assessments from the Midwest Hub Region
Vulnerability Assessments of U.S. Agriculture and Forests (2018)
Two special issues in the journal Climatic Change feature vulnerability assessments of agriculture and forestry across the Nation written by the Climate Hubs and their partners.
Resources for County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Soil, land and water conservation districts across the Midwest and Northern forests region are beginning to integrate climate change into near and long-term planning. To help with this integration,…
Tree species and climate change
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.
Forest Climate and Action Scorecards
Forest Climate and Action Scorecards are designed to help private landowners consider the climate change in the context of their woods.
Small Acres Family Farm, Southeastern Indiana
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
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
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…
Wildlife climate change vulnerability and 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…
Climate Adaptation and Indigenous Knowledge in the Great Lakes
Climate adaptation efforts in the Great Lakes region to address tribal perspectives in climate change adaptation.
An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes
The largest and most robust freshwater ecosystem in the world is succumbing to the stresses of climate change, according to a sweeping new report from U.S. and Canadian scientists who closely monitor…
Specialty Crops and Climatic Variability
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
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…