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Climate Adaptation Tools for Wetland Conservation and Management
Wetlands are natural ecosystems that are inherently vulnerable to climate change impacts. The vulnerability of a wetland to regional climate changes is influenced by local characteristics such as soils, topography, location in the watershed, current and past land uses. A changing climate can intensify existing stressors to wetland ecosystems and bring about changes that can affect water quality, and habitats. Adaptation is critical to sustaining wetland ecosystems.
Soil, land and water conservation districts across the Midwest and Northern forests region are beginning to integrate climate change into near and long-term planning. To help with this integration, the Northern Forests Climate Hub has prepared a list of…
There is growing momentum around tree planting as a tangible action that can retain and increase carbon storage on natural lands. Planting trees is one of many actions that we can take to address climate change that can also help to promote resilient,…