Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

Posted on: 2/02/2018 - Updated on: 2/27/2020

Posted by

Stephen Handler


This field guide is designed as a quick reference on climate change for northern Minnesota forests. The intent is to highlight key information that can be used during field visits or forest planning. We hope that this guide will help foresters consider climate change risks together with local site characteristics, and also that it will help people design adaptation actions that help meet management goals. The field guide contains summary information from the larger Minnesota Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and the Forest Adaptation Resources document.

If you'd like a laminated, spiral-bound copy of the field guide (4" x 6"), email Stephen Handler


This field guide is designed for foresters, land managers, and other natural resource professionals who work in northern Minnesota forests. It is designed to put useful information at your fingertips as you walk through the woods.


Stephen Handler
Stephen Handler

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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.


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