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Patricia Leopold

Climate Change Outreach Specialist

I am a member of a small team that works to develop and expand the Climate Change Response Framework projects, which provide an integrated set of tools, partnerships, and actions to support climate-informed conservation and forest management. Six Framework projects encompass 20 states, including 14 National Forests and millions of acres of forestland. Each regional project interweaves four components: science and management partnerships, vulnerability assessments, adaptation resources, and demonstration projects.

I coordinate two Framework projects covering the Central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic regions. Read more about these projects at www.forestadaptation.org

Resources:

Adaptation Phase: 
Sharing Lessons
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry

Michigan Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework Project

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Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Land Use Planning

Minnesota Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework Project

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Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Research
Summary: 

The Central Appalachians Climate Change Response Framework covers almost 26 million acres in eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and western Maryland within Ecological Provinces M221 (Central Appalachian Broadleaf Forest) and 221 (Eastern Broadleaf Forest – Oceanic) of the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units.

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