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Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Michigan Forests

The Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Michigan Forests is designed to put useful climate change and adaptation information into the hands of natural resource professionals as they walk through the woods. This field guide provides summary information about the major effects of climate change on northern Michigan’s forests, helps professionals identify existing site conditions that could increase or reduce risk from climate change, and provides a general structure to consider adaptation actions. We hope it’ll be a useful reference and also help natural resource professionals start discussions about climate change with co-workers, partners, and clients.

The field guide contains summary information from the larger climate change vulnerability assessments for forests in northern Michigan as well as northern Wisconsin and western Upper Michigan. It also draws from the Forest Adaptation Resources document.


Download the guide at Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Michigan Forests  (External link)


How to Cite: Handler, S., T. Bishop, L. Cooper, J. Crick, M. Felde, D. Gadoth Goodman, J. Hartman, A. Helman, A. Henriksen, T. Hobbs, R. Janowiak, K. Konen, B. O’Brion, T. Ontl, M. Peters, G. Peterson, K. Marcinkowski, K. Ross, B. Schram, M. Smalligan, M. Strieter, C. Young, and M. Janowiak. 2022. Climate change field guide for northern Michigan forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation. White Paper. Houghton, MI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Northern Forests Climate Hub. 100p.