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- Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are already impacting Northwest forests, with further changes expected in the coming century.
- Northwest forests and woodlands are among the greatest carbon sinks in the United States.
- Drought, wildfire, insects, and disease pose significant risks to many types of forests and woodlands in the Northwest.
- Northwest vulnerability assessments can help managers, producers, and locals to understand how climate change is impacting forests near them.