To help adapt national forests to climate change, land managers implemented assisted population migration trials in Washington’s Okanogan-Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests. They began by identifying sites in need of reforestation due to disturbance from wildfire or timber harvests. Then, the team selected and planted seeds adapted to the future climate of the planting sites. Assisted population migration trials could improve our understanding of climate resilience on national forests.
Reading Time| 8 minutes
Management Goals| Evaluate the success of assisted population migration using seeds adapted to warmer conditions like those expected in Washington’s future.
Audience | Foresters, Forest Managers, Forest Landowners, Researchers
Project Leads & Contact Info | Andrew Bower, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Area | Okanogan-Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests
Agency| U.S. Forest Service