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Harrop Procter Community Forest in Nelson, British Columbia
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FAPN Webinar: Adaptation in Harrop-Procter Community Forest

This presentation focuses on a climate change adaptation case study that demonstrates how to integrate climate science and risk assessment into tangible forest management decision-making on a 11,300 hectare land-base adjacent to the small rural communities of Harrop and Procter in Southeastern BC.

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Pine cone
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SFI 2022 Forest Management Standard

This standard promotes sustainable forestry based on 13 Principles, 17 Objectives, 41 Performance Measures and 114 Indicators related to water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

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Forest
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Responding to Climate Change in National Forests: A Guidebook for Developing Adaptation Options

This guidebook contains science-based principles, processes, and tools necessary to assist with developing adaptation options for national forest lands. The adaptation process is based on partnerships between local resource managers and scientists who work collaboratively to understand potential climate change effects, identify important resource issues, and develop management options that can capitalize on new opportunities and reduce deleterious effects.

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Tree
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Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers (2016)

This second edition of the Forest Adaptation Resources provides a collection of resources designed to help forest managers incorporate climate change considerations into management and devise adaptation tactics. The ideas, tools, and resources presented in the different chapters are intended to inform and support existing decision-making processes of multiple organizations with diverse management goals.

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Road with autumn trees
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Design Guidebook: Maximizing Climate Adaptation Benefits with Trees

This document provides design guidance and explores opportunities for using trees to maximize climate adaptation benefits to local communities throughout Metro Vancouver. As a companion to the Urban Forest Climate Adaptation Framework, this guidebook provides illustrations and additional technical guidance to support the design of tree plantings to maximize benefits to local communities throughout Metro Vancouver.

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Lake with forest
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Adapting Forestry Programs for Climate Change

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Area has undertaken a comprehensive study into the impacts of climate change on tree planting and forest management, and the ways in which these programs might be adapted for climate change.

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Yellow-cedar
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A Climate Adaptation Strategy for Conservation and Management of Yellowcedar in Alaska

This report presents a conservation and management strategy for yellow-cedar in Alaska in the context of climate change. Specific management considerations are presented regionally and for 33 separate geographic zones where yellow-cedar grows in coastal Alaska.

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Seedling
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Growing Assisted Migration

Assisted migration may be necessary as a climate change adaptation strategy for native plant species that are less adaptive or mobile. First proposed in 1985, assisted migration has gained attention since 2007 as a strategy to prevent species extinction, minimize economic loss, and sustain ecosystem services. We present a synthesis of proposed assisted migration guidelines and provide resources for nurseries, landowners, and researchers.

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Tree
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USDA Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this report catalogues the progress made over the past year to help farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners respond to and help mitigate climate change, and provides new details on the Department's framework for helping farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners respond to climate change.

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Trees and clouds
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Climate Change and Forest Trees in the Pacific Northwest

This guide provides a step-by-step description of the methodology used to apply the Forest Tree Genetic Risk Assessment System (ForGRAS) to the tree species of the Pacific Northwest in a recent climate change vulnerability assessment.

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Forest
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Drivers of Change in U.S. Forests and Forestry Over the Next 20 Years

This report explores eight drivers of change expected to influence forests and forestry in the United States over the next 20 years. Climate and associated climate change as a driver of change is explored in this report. The drivers were identified through a review of strategic foresight literature and projects, the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station horizon scanning system, and iterative brainstorming by the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station Strategic Foresight Group and partners.

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Mountains
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Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Northern Rocky Mountains

U.S. Forest Service scientists, resource managers, and stakeholders worked together over 2 years to conduct a state-of-science climate change vulnerability assessment and develop adaptation options for national forests and national parks in the Northern Rockies region.

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Mountains
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Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Northern Rocky Mountains Part 1

U.S. Forest Service scientists, resource managers, and stakeholders worked together over 2 years to conduct a state-of-science climate change vulnerability assessment and develop adaptation options for national forests and national parks in the Northern Rockies region.

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Toronto
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Canada’s Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

Each year the Canadian Climate Forum publishes several Issue Papers (IP) and the first of this year focuses on the impact of climate change on Canadian metropolitan forests. IP#1-2016, authored by Dr. Steve Colombo, addresses a range of interrelated issues including threats from invasive species, the value trees have on air quality and human health, and sustainable management practices.

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Forest with river
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Tracking Climate Change Effects: Potential Indicators for Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector

The overarching goal of this report is to provide potential indicators and selection criteria to develop a tracking system for Canada’s forests and forest sector. The specific objectives are (1) to present a suite of potential indicators of climate change effects on Canada’s forests and forest sector and (2) to provide criteria to select and prioritize indicators to track climate change effects.

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Forest
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Informing and Supporting Climate Change Adaptation in Forests through Monitoring

The Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative in partnership with the Forest and Range Evaluation Program of the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations engaged University of British Columbia researchers to develop a strategy for monitoring forest and rangeland species and ecosystem processes in light of climate change.

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Forestry
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Genetic Resource Management and Climate Change: Genetic Options for Adapting National Forests to Climate Change

This report provides an overview of current climate change knowledge and potential implications for forest tree species, as well as goals, principles, and recommendations for enhancing forest resilience and resistance through a re-aligned “climate-smart” National Forest System (NFS) Genetic Resource Management Program.

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Forest with river
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Genetic Resource Management and Climate Change: Genetic Options for Adapting National Forests to Climate Change

This report provides an overview of current climate change knowledge and potential implications for forest tree species, as well as goals, principles, and recommendations for enhancing forest resilience and resistance through a re-aligned “climate-smart” National Forest System (NFS) Genetic Resource Management Program.

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Forest
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Helping your Woodland Adapt to a Changing Climate

Your woods are always changing and adapting as they grow and mature, or regrow after agricultural abandonment, natural disturbances, or harvesting activities. Events like storms, droughts, insect and disease outbreaks, or other stressors can damage trees or slow their growth. A changing climate may make your woods more susceptible to the problems these events can cause.

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Lake and forest
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Climate Change and Sustainable Forest Management in Canada

This guidebook was among the products delivered through this initiative. It provides practical guidance to aid forest practitioners in applying the CCFM approach to vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for sustainable forest management. It provides step-by-step details about how to complete vulnerability and adaptation assessments and includes easy-to-follow worksheets and examples from sustainable forest management adaptation assessments already completed in Canada.

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Forestry
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Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change

The report discusses the availability of scenario data, the processes involved in developing local scenarios by stakeholders, and the application of scenarios as part of a vulnerability assessment process for sustainable forest management systems. Case studies of scenarios used in regional and national assessments of climate change impacts on forests are reviewed. Sources of information on scenarios are provided in three appendixes.

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Tree greenery
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Integrating Remote-Sensing and Ground-based Observations for Estimation of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases in Forests

The purpose of the Global Forest Observations Initiative Methods and Guidance Document (MGD) is to provide countries with advice relevant to their development of national forest monitoring, and measuring, reporting and verifying systems that use remotely sensed and ground-based data. The MGD provides information that can be customized to fit individual country circumstances and cope with both preferences and evolution in technology.

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Forest
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Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a net-zero Carbon Future

In this report, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) makes critical recommendations that will ensure economic opportunity for the forestry sector and its people, while upholding important values that support human health, inclusive growth, and our environment. Released in 2020, this report emphasizes on the opportunities for recovery from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and the widespread disruption it caused to the economy and people’s lives. 

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Forest
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Reducing Community Climate Risks through Forest Protection and a Paradigm Shift in Forest Management

A new independent report commissioned by Sierra Club BC looks at the relationship between forest management and severe climate impacts expected across B.C. It shows that governments can mitigate climate-related disasters like flooding, droughts, fires and heat waves by swiftly reforming B.C.’s forestry practices, applying Indigenous knowledge to forest-related decisions, and protecting and restoring intact forests before the climate crisis worsens.

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