Adapting forested watersheds to climate change

The Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science (NIACS) has launched a new initiative that will build on the success of its Forest Adaptation Resources and associated Adaptation Workbook.

This new effort will develop tools and resources related to managing water resources in forested landscapes. It will draw upon the existing toolkit to create a new, water-focused “menu” of climate adaptation strategies and approaches that can be used as part of a structured decision-making process.

The initiative will eventually produce real-world examples of climate-informed watershed management. NIACS is looking to build this tool with the technical expertise of partners in the Midwest and Northeast and invites those interested to share subject matter expertise, review products, or test concepts on real projects.

Two workshops related to the initiative are currently planned and approved for CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters.

  • March 15 - 16, 2017 Midwest Workshop, Minocqua, Wisconsin
  • April 4 - 5, 2017 Northeast Workshop, Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire 

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