Keep Forests Healthy: A Tool to Assess Resilience, Health & Productivity

A website and publication by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and The Nature Conservancy Central and Western New York Chapter help landowners assess how their forest may be affected by changing climate conditions.
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The impact climate has on forest growth is complicated, especially when you are trying to understand its effects on your personal woodlot. A new publication and website leads landowners through a set of conditions helping you assess how resilient your woodlot is to changing climate. By looking at your woodlot's characteristics—plant diversity and composition, structure, regeneration and physical attributes—you can identify potential risks and seek management actions that may increase your forest's ability to cope with the pressure of changing conditions.

Keep Forests Healthy: A Tool to Assess Resilience, Health & Productivity identifies 16 characteristics that may increase or decrease the risk to a forest in a changing climate. There are other resources at the main website.