New Vulnerability Assessment for New England and New York

The USDA Forest Service has published a new report summarizing how climate change is affecting the forests across New England and northern New York. This region contains about 40 million acres of forest, which provide numerous cultural, economic, and environmental benefits. Climate change is already having an impact on the region’s forests, increasing damage from extreme precipitation events and insect pests. Future changes could dramatically alter the landscape that characterizes the region. The report, which has more than 30 authors, provides a foundation of information that land managers can use to make ecosystems more resilient and adaptable to future conditions.