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North Point State Park in Edgemere, Maryland
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Climate-informed Land Management Planning workshop.

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has partnered with the Maryland DNR to host a two-day workshop to consider the impacts of climate change on forested reservoir watersheds. This event will provide opportunities to learn about climate change and it's effect on forested reservoir watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic. This workshop offers a hands-on climate adaptation training opportunity on day 2 (details are below).

RSVP for this free workshop

Day 1 - January 30. Preparing for Climate Change in Forested Watershed Management

As our climate shifts, stewards of Mid-Atlantic reservoir forests are beginning to focus their experience and creativity on ways to successfully respond to those changes. This workshop is designed to help participants:

  • Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on Mid-Atlantic forests
  • Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into management
  • Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable forest management
  • Identify actions that enhance the ability of forests and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions
  • Highlight real-world examples of adaptation projects, and engage participants in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.

This workshop is designed for natural resource professionals and landowners to gain new insights on climate change and effects on forests, forest hydrology, and forest carbon.

**Day 1 has been approved for 7 Category 1 SAF Continuing Education credits. 

Day 2 - January 31. Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Workshop

Natural resource managers will incorporate climate change considerations and identify actions for adaptation into their own real-world forest management projects. This active, hands-on training s being held for a limited number of participants who will bring their own real-world project and use the Adaptation Workbook (pgs. 74-89) and menus of strategies and approaches to create a custom adaptation plan. We are asking participants to bring a real-world land management project that is relevant to your job and fill out the Step #1 worksheet by January 27th. Staff from the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science will facilitate the training and provide post-training follow-up and assistance. 

** We will hold a pre-workshop webinar at 3pm on January 15th for Day 2 participants. Click here to join the pre-workshop webinar

**Day 2 has been approved for 4 Category 1 SAF Continuing Education credits.

More Resources

If you're working in western Maryland, check out the Central Appalachians Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment

If you're working in eastern Maryland, check out the Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment

For more information on tree species, visit

Travel and Logistics

If you're flying to the workshop, please visit this page to find the nearest airports.

We have not set aside hotel rooms for this workshop.If needed, we suggest you book your own hotel. The Hampton Inn Baltimore Bayview Campus is approximately a 15-minute drive from North Point State Park.

Co-hosts and collaborators

This workshop will be valuable to those managing forested areas. This workshop is being organized by the USDA Climate Hubs, Forest Service, Maryland Forest Service, and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. 

Please contact Patricia Leopold and Danielle Shannon for more information.