Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework project covers the 60 million acres of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York within Ecological Provinces 211, 221, 222, 232, M211 and M221 of the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units. This diverse framework combines Northeastern Mixed Forest (Province 211), Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Province 221), Midwest Broadleaf Forest (Province 222), Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest (Province 232), Adirondack-New England Mixed Forest-Coniferous Forest (Province M211), and the Central Appalachian Broad leaf Forest-Coniferous Forest-Meadow (Province M221) provinces.

Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on the diverse Mid-Atlantic forests and natural communities will help us maintain their many environmental, cultural, and economic benefits. 

The Mid-Atlantic Framework project is underway. A team of federal, state, and tribal land management organizations, conservation organizations and private forest owners have come together to achieve three major objectives:

1.      Provide a forum for people interested in this issue to effectively and efficiently share experiences and lessons learned.

2.      Develop user-friendly tools to help public and private land managers factor climate change considerations into decision making.

3.      Support efforts by public land managers, private landowners,and others to implement adaptive responses to climate change impacts.

You can learn more about the activities of the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework project by using the menu above to explore our work in this region. You can also download a project summary (pdf)

Please contact Patricia (Butler) Leopold to learn more about this effort or to become a partner.