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Rural & Urban Communities Topics from the Northeast Hub Region

  • Considering Climate Change in Tree Planting

    Tree seedlings in bucket

    This guide provides a step-by-step process to help you consider climate change when selecting a tree for planting at a site and provides a framework to help learn about the projected habitat…

  • Insects Change the Story

    Hemlock trees

    A progression of non-native insects is steadily making their way into the northeast. The response of trees at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to these insects will serve as an example for…

  • Agrivoltaics: Coming Soon to a Farm Near You?

    Byron Kominek, owner of Jack’s Solar Garden in Longmont, Colo., drives a tractor away following a kickoff event for the farm.

    Researchers and farmers around the country are currently experimenting and collecting data on what crops, pollinator plants, and/or livestock situations work best with photovoltaic setups.…

  • Climate Smart Buildings Ahead

    CLT close up

    It appears likely that CLT construction will prosper in the years and decades to come based on its’ capacity to cut emissions and “lock up” carbon.

  • Tips for Urban Forest Planning

    The High Line is a green space in New York City

    It’s important to properly plan an urban forest first in order to ensure the greatest chance of success. To assist, West Virginia Division of Forestry recently updated two climate-aware resources for…

  • Adapting outdoor recreation to climate change

    North Country Trail Huron Manistee National Forest

    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…