The New England Climate Change Response Framework project covers over 53 million acres of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont within Ecological Province 211 (Northeastern Mixed Forest), M211 (Adirondack-New England Mixed Forest-Coniferous Forest-Alpine Meadow) and 221 (Eastern Broadleaf Forest) of the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units. This Framework project encompasses an ecologically diverse section of the United States, with the inclusion of coastal forests, plateaus, and mountainous alpine boreal spruce fir forests.
Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on the diverse New England forests and natural communities will help us maintain their many environmental, cultural, and economic benefits.
The New England Framework project is in the beginning stages of planning and development. We are looking to form a team of federal, state, and tribal land management organizations, conservation organizations and private forest owners to develop three major objectives:
- Provide a forum for people interested in this issue to effectively and efficiently share experiences and lessons learned.
- Develop user-friendly tools to help public and private land managers factor climate change considerations into decision making.
- Support efforts by public land managers, private landowners, and others to implement adaptive responses to climate change impacts.
You can learn more about the activities of the New England Climate Change Response Framework project by using the menu above to explore our work in the region. You can also download a project summary (pdf).
Please contact Maria Janowiak to learn more about this effort.