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The entire state of Connecticut is within the New England Framework. Connecticut is composed of two Ecological Provinces, the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (221), and the Adirondack-New England Mixed Forest (M211). Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on New England’s diverse forests will help us maintain their many benefits for years to come.

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

Please contact Maria Janowiak to learn more about this effort. 

Demonstration Projects

  • The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately-owned wildlife refuge with over 8,000 acres of upland forest and aquatic habitats located on the border of south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. The Sanctuary is implementing actions to maintain forest habitats under a changing climate and sharing those experiences with other landowners through the MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership.

    CT, Maria, New England, Flooding, Action, Demonstration Projects, MA, Private, Wildlife habitat, Forest threats

  • The Yale Forest’s Quiet Corner Initiative is a partnership between Yale Forests, neighboring landowners, the local forest...

    CT, New England, Action, Demonstration Projects, Private

Partners

  • 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

  • Forest Guild

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Partnerships, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

  • 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

  • North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, DE, Partnerships, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA

  • Northeast Climate Science Center

    Central Appalachians, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, DE, Partnerships, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

    CT, New England

Products

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Doc
  • Brief

    Climate Change Projections for Individual Tree Species in New England and Northern New York

    The region's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century, but individual tree species will respond uniquely to climate change, depending on their particular silvics and ecologic...

    CT, New England, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Workshop

    Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change - Northeast Workshop flyer

    Save the date - Workshop flyer for the April 4-5, 2017, Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change in the Northeast. More information forthcoming at http://forestadaptation.org/water. Download the...

    CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • 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

  • Workshop

    Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Training 2017

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub offered the popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online, seven-week course! The w...

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Brief

    Considerations for Your Woodlot – Resources for Foresters and Landowners

    Several partners, including the American Forest Foundation, the New England Forestry Foundation, and the Northern Insitute of Applied Climate Science, have developed a series of resources for climate...

    CT, New England, Brief, Demonstration Projects, MA

  • Brief

    New England and New York Vulnerability Assessment Summary

    This 4-page summary covers the highlights from the draft New England and northern New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis. Contact Maria Janowiak for more details on this effo...

    CT, New England, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • PPT

    Forest Adaptation Examples

    Presentation by Patricia Butler at the International Association of Landscape Ecology's 2016 Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, USA

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, DE, Demonstration Projects, PPT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, WV

  • Video

    Climate Change Impacts for New England Forests

    This recorded presentation described observed and projected climate change impacts for forests across New England.  This presentation draws on information from a soon-to-be-published vulnerability ass...

    CT, New England, Video, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • 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

  • PPT

    Climate Change Atlas for New England

    The Climate Change Atlas is a useful tool that assesses the potential changes in habitat for common tree and bird species in the eastern United States. New data have been prepared for 107 tree species...

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI

  • Doc

    New England and New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment

    The amount of scientific information about the effects of climate change on regional forest ecosystems is rapidly growing. Through the Climate Change Response Framework, the Northern Institute of Appl...

    CT, New England, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, ME, NY

  • PPT

    Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Climate Change Tree Atlas

    Presentation by Louis Iverson of the US Forest Service Northern Research Station at the New England Society of American Foresters 2015 Winter Meeting.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

  • PPT

    Woods, Water, and Wildlife: Designing Management Actions for Changing Conditions

    Presentation by Maria Janowiak at the New England Society of American Foresters 2015 Winter Meeting

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, MI, NJ, RI, VT

  • Workshop

    Connecticut Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices

    As part of the 2015 Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources (CCNR), the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the University of Connecticut hosted a special training on forest adaptati...

    CT, New England, Workshop

  • Workshop

    H2H Conservation in a Changing Climate

    Conservation activities are constantly changing to accommodate new challenges and issues, and it’s becoming increasingly important to develop and implement conservation activities that consider the ch...

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, NY

  • Workshop

    Climate Change and Southern New England Forests

    Climate Change and Southern New England Forests was organized to enable natural resource professionals integrate climate change considerations into management and conservation. About 90 professionals...

    CT, New England, Workshop, MA, RI

  • Doc

    H2H Conservation in a Changing Climate Workshop Agenda and Worksheets

    Agenda and activity worksheets for the H2H Conservation in a Changing Climate workshop held on December 11, 2014.

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Doc, NY

  • PPT

    Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative

    Presentation given by Bill Labich, Highstead Foundation, to the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative for the H2H Conservation in a Changing Climate workshop on December 11, 2014.

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, PPT, NY

  • PPT

    Creating Climate-informed Practices for Local Conservation Efforts

    Presentation given by Maria Janowiak to the the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative. 

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, PPT, NY

  • PPT

    Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems

    Presentation given by Chris Swanston to the the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative. 

    CT, New England, PPT, NY

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