Climate Change & West Virginia's Forests (Workshop/Training)

Climate Change & West Virginia's Forests was organized by NIACS and the Environmental Research Center at WVU to enable natural resource professionals integrate climate change considerations into management and conservation. About 40 professionals attended the event in April, 2015, which:

  • Provided information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on West Virginia and its forests
  • Described resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into resource conservation
  • Outlined adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable forest management
  • Identified actions that enhance the ability of forests and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions
 
Presentations

Other Links and Resources

 
We also hosted a Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices session on April 15 for a limited number of participants. This unique opportunity provided hands-on training to help natural resource managers incorporate climate change considerations into management planning and activities. The agenda can still be accessed here

Check out the list of future Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices sessions or contact Patricia Butler (906-482-6303 x12) to be added to a list to hear about future sessions in the Central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Adaptation examples from West Virginia are available below:

Monongahela National Forest - Big Rock Project

Monongahela National Forest - Lambert Restoration Project