Northeast Ohio Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices
April 20-21, Holden Arboretum, Willoughby, OH
During this active, hands-on workshop, community forestry professionals will work to understand the impacts of climate change at local scales , determine the vulnerability of their forests to climate change, and develop real-world adaptation actions.
This workshop is designed for municipal foresters, forest preserve district managers, parks departments, planners, and other urban and community forestry professionals in Northeatern Ohio that are interested in actively enhancing the ability of forests to cope with changing conditions. Through this workshop, participants will:
- Describe local effects of climate change on their urban forests
- Understand which trees in there area are the most or least vulnerable to local climate change impacts
- Assess the vulnerability of their community forest
- Incorporate climate change considerations and identify actions for adaptation into their own real-world forest management projects
Day 1 will focus on climate change impacts and vulnerability and adaptation concepts, while day 2 will focus on developing specific adaptation projects. Participants are encouraged to bring a current project they are undertaking where they can incorporate climate change considerations.
Questions and requests for updates can be directed to Leslie Brandt, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Registation fees: $35 for one day, $55 for two days
This session is being organized by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, US Forest Service, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, and Holden Arboretum.