All articles for the topic: climate change adaptation

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Tracking Climate Change Effects in the Canadian Forest

In this presentation, Dr. Sylvie Gauthier from the Canadian Forest Services (CFS) will describe two products of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) Forest Change Project. These products aim to increase awareness of on-going climate-induced changes and to inform decision-making for adaptation of the forest sector. 

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Climate Change Impacts on Forest Growth

The webinar presents on results of two different projects: (1) Contrasting Climate Change Impacts in Temperate Forests of Northwestern British Columbia; and (2) Testing Novel Planting Regimes to Adapt and Mitigate Climate Change.

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Climate Change Impacts on Forest Sector in Québec

FACoP Webinar February 16, 2021 | Impacts des changements climatiques sur la forêt et le secteur forestier au Québec

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Climate Change Impacts on Forest Growth and What to do about It

In this webinar, learn how might climate change affect forest growth and what can we do about it?

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Harrop Procter Community Forest in Nelson, British Columbia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Forestry

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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Cities Adapt to Extreme Wildfires

This report celebrates local actions taken by governments across Canada to anticipate and effectively address wildfire risk. The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction commends local leaders and other collaborators working to reduce the risk of wildfire damage. Their actions are recognized and appreciated.

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Landscape

Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice

The guide is designed to help conservationists and resource managers incorporate climate change considerations into their work.

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The Mekong Delta an Emerging Investment Destination in Viet Nam

This publication highlights the opportunities for investors in the Mekong Delta and presents the challenges that international businesses may still face in the region.

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An application for Cai Lon - Cai Be Sluice Gates in the Mekong Delta

 In this study, a step-by-step methodology of climate risk assessment for infrastructure, namely the PIEVC Engineering Protocol (the “Protocol”), was used to assess the climate risk of the Cai Lon - Cai Be sluice gates.

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Digital Solutions as a Contribution to Climate Change Adaptation of Transport Infrastructure?

This study is part of the CSI project and examines the global landscape of Climate Service User Interfaces in form of web-based adaptation platforms and the functionality of these already existing virtual areas. The study aims to update and extend existing studies on the global landscape of web-based adaptation platforms. 

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