Adaptation Workbook

Created: 2/06/2017 - Updated: 2/27/2020

Overview is a new web-based tool for land management and conservation. The Adaptation Workbook is a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions. The Workbook provides users with a flexible, logical process to consider climate change information and design their own customized management actions that can help achieve their management objectives.


The Workbook can be used by a diverse range of people working in forestry, natural resources, and agriculture, including biologists, foresters, planners, soil conservationists, and consultants. The Workbook is designed primarily for professionals, but motivated landowners will also be able to use it. People with clear management goals and knowledge about their local ecosystems can use the Workbook, whether they are making management decisions for individual parcels or across a broad landscape.

Stephen Handler
906-482-6303 ext 21


The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has been designed as a collaborative effort among the Forest Service, universities, and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation, enhanced carbon sequestration, and sustainable production of bioenergy and materials.


Scale of Project
Community / Local
Multilateral / Transboundary
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Habitat extent
Type of Tool
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Adaptation Planning Frameworks / Toolkits
Decision Support
Habitat/Biome Type
Tool Cost