Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices
Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices (FAPP) is an active, hands-on training to help natural resources managers incorporate climate change considerations into their own real-world forest management projects. The training uses information and tools developed through the Climate Change Response Framework, including Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers.
We are currently scheduling FAPP trainings for the upcoming year. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting or attending a training.
June 8-9, 2015: Treetops, Gaylord, MI. Registration page.
June 11-12, 2015: Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI. Registration page.
September 22-23, 2015: Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN. Registration page. (Minnesota DNR staff only)
College of Menominee Nation, August 20-21, 2013. View summary
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Dec. 3-4, 2013.
Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Feb. 4-5, 2014. View details
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Feb. 4-6, 2014.
University of Minnesota, Cloquet Forestry Center. July 10-11, 2014.View details
University of Massachusetts-Amherst. September 23-24, 2014. View details
Brunswick, Maine. December 8-10, 2014. View details
Morton Arboretum, January 12, 2015.
Marion, Illinois. January 21-22, 2015.
Connecicut Conference on Natural Resources, Storrs, CT. March 16-17, 2015. View details.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. April 14-15, 2015. View details.
Adaptation in Action
It is becoming increasingly important to consider the potential management challenges and opportunities associated with a changing and uncertain climate. During this active, hands-on training, natural resource managers incorporate climate change considerations and identify actions for adaptation into their own real-world forest management projects.
Is this training for me?
What are the benefits of participation?
The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) provides assistance during the entire training process to help managers identify and implement adaptation actions in real-world management projects. Through this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify useful resources on climate change trends, future projections, and forest impacts
- Describe regional and local effects of climate change on forest ecosystems
- Understand adaptation concepts and principles in the context of sustainable forest management
- Use Forest Adaptation Resources in real-world management projects
- Access post-training support from NIACS
- Identify potential sources of funding to help implement adaptation projects
- Receive Continuing Forestry Education Credits (pending approval from Society of American Foresters)
Resources and Curriculum
This training has been developed as part of the Climate Change Response Framework, a collaborative cross-boundary approach to incorporate climate change into natural resources management. Specifically, participants are provided with training on climate change and its effects on forest ecosystems. The course uses the Forest Adaptation Resources (www.forestadaptation.org/far) to consider how climate change may affect a real-world forest management project, identify challenges and opportunities for management under a changing climate, and develop actions to reduce risk and increase the ability of forests to cope with change.