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Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

The Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin 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 effects of climate change on northern Wisconsin’s forests, helps professionals identify existing site conditions that could increase or reduce risk from climate change, and helps natural resource professionals start discussions about climate change with co-workers, partners, and clients. This guide contains condensed information drawn from larger scientific documents and reports.

Inputs

Professional expertise.

Outputs

Provide climate change summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Wisconsin’s forests. Helps managers identify existing forest site conditions that could increase or reduce risk from climate change. Can be an informational aid for natural resource professionals looking to start discussions about potential climate change impacts and management responses with co-workers, partners, and clients.
Restrictions and Limitations
This guide is for Wisconsin natural communities but can be applied elsewhere given expertise and judgement. This field guide does not tell professionals exactly how to respond to climate change risks, or replace planning processes, local knowledge, or management experience.
Release Notes

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Format:

Download

Audience:

Researcher, Extension, Land Manager

Release/Version:

2020 - 2nd edition

Spatial Scale:

Farm/Forest

Time Scale:

Day

Tool Developers:

USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science