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The entire state of Massachusetts is within the New England Framework. Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts or return to the New England Climate Change Response Framework.

Please contact Maria Janowiak to learn more about this effort. 

Demonstration Projects

  • Staff from the Forestry Division of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation used the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change risks and management opportunities for timber sale on state forest land. This project focused on stream crossings on the main access road used for forest management activities.

    Maria, New England, Flooding, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Planning, State, Demonstration Projects, MA, Upland hardwoods, Water resources

  • Staff from the Forestry Division of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation used the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change risks and management opportunities for timber sale on 42 acres of state forest land.

    Drought, Maria, New England, Flooding, Planning, State, Insect pests, Oak, Demonstration Projects, MA, Planting, Wildlife habitat

  • Staff from the Management Forestry Program of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation used the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change risks and management opportunities for a timber sale on approximately 101 acres of state forest land.

    Maria, New England, State, Action, Early-successional habitat, Demonstration Projects, MA, Upland hardwoods

  • 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

  • Trout Unlimited New England is working with partners to implement a series of actions to help riparian forests and coldwater streams adapt to climate change.

    Maria, New England, Flooding, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Action, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, Fish habitat, MA, Infrastructure, Private, Refugia, Restoration, VT, Water resources

  • Although climate change will have dramatic effects on forests over the long term, many natural resource professionals are currently struggling with substantial and immediate challenges associated...

    New England, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MA, 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

Products

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PPT
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  • 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

  • PPT

    Adapting urban forests to climate change: approaches for action

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Leslie Brandt on adapting urban forests to climate...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth-Katie Theoharides

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Katie Theoharides, Director of Climate and Global W...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Managing Gas Leaks for a Resilient Urban Forest-Patrick Roche

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Patrick Roche of MAPC on the effects of gas leaks o...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Climate-Smart Cities-Shaun O'Rourke

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Shaun O'Rourke on the Climate-Smart Cities initiati...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Assessing your tree canopy from above -Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne for a panel on adaptation. 

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Greening the Gateway Cities-Bob O'Connor

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Bob O'Connor of the MA DCR as part of a panel on ad...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Climate Change Planning at Regional and Local Level:A focus on Conservation-Julie Conroy

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides were presented by Julie Conroy from the MAPC about vulnerability asse...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    "As If You Were There” Climate Adaptations in Worcester-Erin Lane

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides are from Erin Lane's panel presentation on a virtual demonstration of...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Community Engagement: Cooperative Partnerships to Address Climate Change-David Bloniarz

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change. These slides are from David Bloniarz's panel presentation on community engagement...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • PPT

    Changing Climate in the Boston Region-Paul Kirshen

    Slides from presentation given at January 24 workshop in Cambridge, MA on Preparing Urban Forests for Climate Change.  This presentation was given by Paul Kirshen on current and anticipated changes in...

    New England, Urban, PPT, MA

  • 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

  • Workshop

    Preparing Urban Forests in the Boston Region for Climate Change

    Draft Agenda for Preparing Urban Forests in the Boston Region for Climate Change workshop, January 24-25, Cambridge, MA

    New England, Urban, Workshop, MA

  • 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

    Preparing Urban Forests in the Boston Region for Climate Change

    January 24: Preparing for Climate Change Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stratton Student Center Cambridge, MA   Urban and community forestry professionals face the tremendous challenge of deve...

    New England, Urban, Workshop, Demonstration Projects, MA

  • 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

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