Forests & Woodlands Topics 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.
Understanding forest soil carbon and useful resources for real-world management applications
The forests of the Northwoods, in particular the Lake States, soil carbon plays an important role. New research and USDA resources can help practitioners evaluate soil gains or losses based upon…
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,…
Trillion trees - FAQs regarding tree planting
There is growing momentum around tree planting as a tangible action that can retain and increase carbon storage on natural lands. Planting trees is one of many actions that we can take to address…
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.
Adapting outdoor recreation to climate change
Climate change will alter the dynamics of outdoor recreation and the infrastructure that supports it in a number of ways, climate adaptation strategies and approaches can help managers thoughtfully…
Forest management for carbon sequestration, mitigation and climate adaptation
Forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change by capturing carbon dioxide and storing carbon within soils and forest biomass. Management actions can be designed to maintain existing…
NRCS practices can support climate change adaptation
NRCS programs and practices can help landowners achieve their goals while supporting climate adaptation. This series of brochures was designed to showcase NRCS practices that can support climate…
Midwest U.S. Climate Resiliency Toolkit
Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive…
Carbon and Wood-based bioenergy
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…
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.