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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests

This field guide is designed as a quick reference on climate change for northern Minnesota forests. The intent is to highlight key information that can be used during field visits or forest planning. 

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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 Guidelines for Forest Managers

This document provides guidance on what forest managers should consider in assessing vulnerability, risk, mitigation options, and actions for adaptation, mitigation and monitoring in response to climate change.

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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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Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy

This report sets out strategies to promote sustainable grow in Ontario’s forest sector, encouraging innovation and investment in the industry. The strategy draws on input from the public, Indigenous communities, municipalities and industry. Learn how the Government of Ontario plans to reduce barriers, create jobs and promote economic growth, while ensuring the future sustainability Ontario forests.

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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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Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States

Scientists, forest managers, and environmental policymakers need to better understand the role of drought in outbreaks of forest insects and diseases in order to anticipate the future condition of U.S. forests and to consider actions to mitigate undesirable changes. Here the authors review evidence for a role of drought in outbreaks of, and tree damage by, herbivorous insects and fungal pathogens in forests of the United States.
 
 
 
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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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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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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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Conserving the World's Last Great Forest is Possible: Here's How (2013)

A summary that provides clear guidance about what needs to be done to ensure that protection decisions balance the maintenance of the natural heritage of Canada’s Boreal forest region with industrial development that extracts resources that other nations desire.

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