Climate Adaptation Needs Assessment: New England and New York

Forest managers need scientifically credible, relevant, and timely information on climate change, its effects on ecosystems, and potential management options in order to effectively respond to climate change. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and Forest Stewards Guild are seeking input on key areas of uncertainty where managers have questions so that we can help promote science to address managers' needs. 

Contact Amanda Mahaffey or Maria Janowiak with your questions. View flyer.


Participate in a listening session.

During the fall and winter, we will be conducting a series of in-person listening sessions to explore science needs in greater detail. We invite forest managers and other natural resource professionals to join us for the conversation. We ask that you register in advance using the links provided. 

Friday, November 16: Northampton, MA: Join us at the Blue Bonnet Diner at 324 King St. in Northampton, MA. from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There is no cost to attend this session, and a light buffet breakfast will be provided.  RSVP here.

Thursday, December 6: Orono, ME: Join us at the University of Maine in Room 3 of the Wells Conference Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend this session, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.

Friday, December 14: Burlington, VT: We have teamed up withe the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative to host a working session during their 2018 Conference This session requires registration to the FEMC conference ($23), and registration will open in early November.

Wednesday, December 19: Smithfield, RI: Join us at the office of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island at 12 Sanderson Road in Smithfield, RI, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There is no cost to attend this session. RSVP here.


Can't attend? Share your thoughts online.

By taking a few minutes to click this link and answer seven short questions you will be helping us to frame important questions and develop resources to help our community of practice adapt forests to the changing climate.

Complete the questionaire.