Minnesota Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis

The Minnesota Forest Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis was evaluates potential climate risks and opportunities for forests in northern Minnesota. It is one of a series of similar assessments within the Northwoods. Over 40 managers and researchers contributed to the report, from a range of federal, state, tribal, non-profit, and private organizations. This panel of experts worked together to assess the vulnerability of different forest systems in the assessment area. Along with these final conclusions, you'll also find chapters on the current condition of forests in Minnnesota, observed and projected climate trends, and potential impacts of climate change on forests. Download the full report here.