Online Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Course: New England and New York

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for forest and natural resource managers.

This course will be held January 21-March 11, 2019 with a focus on New England and New York. It is approved for 21 category 1 continuing forestry education credits.

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This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management professionals working in forests and natural ecosystems. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project. The course consists of seven, two-hour web sessions with work time occurring between sessions.

Through this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify locally-important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop specific actions to adapt forests to changing conditions
  • Use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own “climate-informed” projects
  • Better communicate with stakeholders about key climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Access post-training support from NIACS staff during project planning and implementation

There was no registration fee thanks to support from the US Forest Service and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.

Have more questions? Contact Todd Ontl or Maria Janowiak to learn more about the course and future offerings.