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The Ozark Highlands region of Missouri is home to a mosaic of forests, open woodlands, savannas, and prairies. The ecosystems of the Missouri Ozark Highlands are part of the larger Central Hardwoods region (also referred to as Eastern Broadleaf Forest) that encompasses much of the east-central United States. Climate change is an additional stressor that could interact with, and in many cases worsen, current stressors to Central Hardwood ecosystems in Missouri.

Use the menu above to explore Partnerships, Vulnerability Assessments, Forest Adaptation Resources, and Demonstration Projects in Missouri or return to the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework.

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  • Brief

    Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change MW Workshop

    Save the date - Workshop flyer for the March 15-16, 2017, Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change in the Midwest. More information forthcoming at http://forestadaptation.org/water. Download fly...

    Central Hardwoods, Forest Adaptation Resources, Northwoods, Brief, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI, Chicago

  • Brief

    Adapting Watersheds To Ecosystem And Climate Stressors

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is launching a new intiative that will build on the success of the Forest Adaptation Resources and associated Adaptation Workbook that have be...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, DE, Brief, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV

  • PPT

    Operationalizing environmental justice through tools and approaches of the Climate Change Response Framework

    Chris Swanston gave this invited presentation at the 2017 Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium. A summary of this presentation has also been published in the conference proceedings.   ...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • PPT

    Introducing the Online Adaptation Workbook

    NIACS hosted a webinar to introduce the online Adaptation Workbook. The presentation explained how this new tool works and how it can help you integrate climate change considerations into your work. ...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Brief

    Central Hardwoods March 2014 Newsletter

    Download the March 2014 newsletter from the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework project here. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, IL, IN, MO

  • Doc

    Central Hardwoods ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework project

    The forests in the Central Hardwoods Region will be affected directly and indirectly by a changing climate over the next 100 years. This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystem...

    Central Hardwoods, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, IN, Doc, MO

  • Brief

    Central Hardwoods Vulnerability Assessment Technical Summary

    This four-page summary provides an overview of key findings from the Central Hardwoods Ecosystem Vulnerability and Synthesis. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, IN, MO

  • PPT

    Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices

    During this active, hands-on training, natural resource managers incorporated climate change considerations and identified actions for adaptation in their own real-world forest management projects. Th...

    Central Hardwoods, PPT, MO

  • Brief

    Central Hardwoods January 2014 Newsletter

    This regular newsletter provides news and information on upcoming events related to the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. View the January 2014 newsletter here. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, IL, IN, MO

  • Brief

    Central Hardwoods October 2013 Newsletter

    October 2013 newsletter can be viewed here.  To subsribe to the newsletter, contact Leslie Brandt. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, IL, IN, MO

  • Brief

    Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices-Flyer

    Three-page flyer about upcoming Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Pracitices training. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, IL, IN, MO

  • Brief

    Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Application

    Application form for Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training, February 4-5, 2014. 

    Central Hardwoods, Forest Adaptation Resources, Brief, MO

  • Brief

    Missouri Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Flyer

    Information on upcoming training for natural resource managers in Missouri, February 4-5, 2014. 

    Central Hardwoods, Brief, MO

  • PPT

    Assessing the vulnerability of forests in the Central Hardwoods Region to climate change

    This presentation was given for the the Forestry Department seminar at the University of Missouri on January 29, 2013. The presentation describes all components of the Climate Change Response Framewor...

    Central Hardwoods, IL, IN, PPT, MO

  • PPT

    Missouri Natural Resources Conference Presentation

    These slides were presented at the 2013 Missouri Natural Resources Conference in Osage Beach, MO on February 1, 2013. The presentation gives and overview of the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Respon...

    Central Hardwoods, PPT, MO

  • PPT

    Adaptation Minions: Embracing diverse values, working with what you have, and committing to action.

    Presentation by Chris Swanston at the 2015 National Adaptation Forum.   Adaptation Minions: Embracing diverse values, working with what you have, and committing to action. from Northern Institute of...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • PPT

    Mark Twain Presentation

    These slides were presented to the Mark Twain National Forest's Leadership Team on October 24, 2012. They give a general overview of the Framework and preliminary results from the Vulnerability Assess...

    Central Hardwoods, PPT, MO

  • PPT

    Central Hardwoods Past and Projected Climate

    These slides were presented at the June 26 expert panel workshop for the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. They include maps and graphs showing past and projected changes in...

    Central Hardwoods, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, IN, PPT, MO

  • PPT

    Central Hardwoods Vulnerability Poster

    This poster summarizes some key results of the Central Hardwoods Vulnerability Assessment. It was presented at the 2012 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting on August 9, 2012.

    Central Hardwoods, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, IN, PPT, MO

  • Doc

    Forest Adaptation Resources

    Forests across the United States are already changing in response to the changing climate, and natural resource professionals increasingly need to address new challenges for management and conservatio...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, Doc, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

Partners

  • Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, IL, IN, MO

  • Climate Hubs: Midwest, Northeast, Northern Forests

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Missouri

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, MO

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, IL, MO

  • Mark Twain National Forest

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, MO

  • Michigan Technological University

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, MO

  • Missouri Department of Conservation

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, MO

  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • The Nature Conservancy

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, Mid-Atlantic, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WI, WV

  • US Forest Service Eastern Region

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • US Forest Service Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Zanne Lab-George Washington University/University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Central Hardwoods, Partnerships, MO

Related Resources

Demonstration Projects

  • The Blackwell Ridge Project proposes to use an ecosystems management approach to enhance natural vegetative communities. The approach includes vegetation management methods such as timber harvest to mimic historic natural disturbance regimes.

       

    Central Hardwoods, Federal, Leslie, Action, MO, Restoration

  • L-A-D Foundation’s Pioneer Forest and the National Park Service’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways are working together to enhance the adaptive capacity of Ozark woodland and glade ecosystems.

    Central Hardwoods, Federal, Leslie, Demonstration Projects, Evaluation, Fire and fuels, Invasive species, NGO, Private, Upland hardwoods, MO, Restoration

  • The Fremont and Pineknot East project is part of a collaborative landscape restoration project known as the Missouri Pine-Oak Woodland Restoration Project (MoPWR). This is part of a national program to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes that would restore and enhance resilient and functioning shortleaf pine/oak woodland communities. Over the next ten years MoPWR project will implement a variety of integrated management activities designed to restore over 88,000 acres of National Forest System lands within the pine and pine/oak-bluestem woodlands of the Current River and Cane Ridge Pinery areas.

    Central Hardwoods, Federal, Leslie, State, Action, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Fire and fuels, NGO, Private, MO

  • Engaged in sustainable forest management practices for more than 60 years, Pioneer Forest continues efforts to enhance the adaptive capacity of its Ozark woodland ecosystems. At 140,000 acres, the L-A-D Foundation’s Pioneer Forest is Missouri’s largest private land ownership. Since the early 1950s, this forest has employed a conservative, uneven-aged management method known as single-tree selection harvesting. Pioneer’s decades-long research of this successful method strongly indicates a truly sustainable forest management practice. Recognizing the importance of fire in managing shortleaf pine, foresters have developed fire prescriptions to reduce woody species encroachment, restore and maintain the targeted ecosystem, and enhance adaptive capacity to better cope with a range of future climates.

    Central Hardwoods, Leslie, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, Evaluation, Fire and fuels, Diseases, Upland conifers, Private, Upland hardwoods, MO