Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis

This assessment, developed through the Climate Change Response Framework and published as a US Forest Service General Technical Report, synthesizes information and assesses forest ecosystem vulnerabilities in northern Wisconsin under a range of future climate scenarios. Download report here.

Warmer temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns are expected to influence forest ecosystem drivers and increase stressors, including more frequent disturbances and increased amount or severity of pests and diseases. Forest ecosystems will continue to adapt to changing conditions. Identifying vulnerable species and forests can help landowners, managers, regulators, and policymakers establish priorities for management and monitoring.