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Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin and Michigan

The Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin and 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 Wisconsin’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 Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis for Northern Wisconsin and Western Upper Michigan  and the Forest Adaptation Resources document.


Download the guide at Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin Forests - 2nd Edition


How to Cite: 

Handler, S., K. Marcinkowski, M. Janowiak, M. Peters, T. Ontl, S. Clark, and C. Swanston. 2020. Climate change field guide for northern Wisconsin forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation, 2nd edition. USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub Technical Report #3-2. Houghton, MI. 98p.    

Contact the Northern Forests Climate Hub to learn more about this product and to request a laminated, spiral-bound copy of the field guide (4" x 6").