Mark Twain National Forest

Our interactions and activities in the Framework: 

The Mark Twain National Forest is engaging in the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework Project by currently assessing the forest’s climate change vulnerability. The assessment team is compiling information on the biological diversity that currently exists within the forest.


This project aims to help our forest decision-makers develop strategies for incorporating climate change into the land management approaches on federal, state, and other public and private lands.

Our broader climate change activities and perspectives: 

Mark Twain National Forest land managers have been working to restore Missouri's forest ecosystems since 1938, when the Mark Twain National Forest was established. Central Hardwoods region covers more than 100 million forest acres, one of the largest forest areas in the country, including Mark Twain’s 1.5 million acres.


The Mark Twain National Forest is engaged in several climate change initiatives.Employees are participating in climate change discussions, a climate change coordinator has been designated for the forest and a “green” team is forming.