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From northern hardwoods to conifer lowlands to oak savannahs, Michigan has a wealth of forest communities that spread across its Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The Laurentian Hardwood Forest region of northern Michigan covers over 16.6 million acres, and the forests and other natural communities within this landscape provide a foundation for economic, cultural, and environmental well-being.

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

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    Michigan Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthsis

    The Michigan Forest Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis was specifically designed to address forests in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, and it is one of a series of...

    Northwoods, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, MI

  • PPT

    Webinar: Adaptation and forest management in Great Lakes forests

    NIACS presented this webinar as part of the Great Lake's Climate webinar series, hosted by The Ohio State University and Ohio Sea Grant. This presentation covers an overview of the Climate Change Resp...

    Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, Northwoods, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI

  • Brief

    Michigan Vulnerability Assessment Summary

    This 4-page summary covers the highlights from the Michigan Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis.  Get the full report here, or contact Stephen Handler with questions.   

    Northwoods, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MI

  • PPT

    Climate Change Vulnerability and Northwoods Forests (Videos)

    These video presentations summarize the potential effects of climate change on forests of Northwoods based on the results of three forest ecosystem vulnerability assessments (download full reports her...

    Northwoods, Vulnerability Assessment, PPT, MI, MN, WI

  • Brief

    Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - CMN Briefing

    Forest and natural resource managers from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Northeastern Area, and multiple tribes participated in the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practi...

    Northwoods, Brief, MI, MN, WI

  • Brief

    Michigan Climate Coalition Article

    The Michigan Forester is the newsletter produced by the Michigan Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. The August 2012 edition included an article describing the Michigan Climate Coalition For...

    Northwoods, Partnerships, Brief, MI

  • Doc

    Forest Adaptation Resources

    Forests across the United States are already changing in response to the changing climate, and natural resource professionals increasingly need to address new challenges for management and conservatio...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, Doc, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Doc

    Get to Know the Climate Change Response Framework

    An article on climate change impacts on forests from the March 2012 issue of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association magazine.

    Northwoods, Doc, MI, MN, WI

  • Doc

    Leading Our Forests into the Future

    An article on climate change impacts on forests from the March 2012 issue of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association magazine.

    Northwoods, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, MI, MN, WI

  • Doc

    Lessons Learned from the Climate Change Response Framework Project

    This document present conceptual and applicable lessons learned while developing the Climate Change Response Framework.

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, Forest Adaptation Resources, Northwoods, Partnerships, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, Demonstration Projects, IN, Doc, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI, WV

Partners

  • Upper Midwest & Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative

    Northwoods, Partnerships, MI, MN, WI

  • 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

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Demonstration Projects

  • Climate change considerations were integrated into a management plan for this 18-acre camp property.

    Maria, Northwoods, Action, Demonstration Projects, Private, MI

  • Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources staff used the Adaptation Workbook to consider strategic responses to climate change across a complex, 65,000-acre Management Area of state-owned land.

    Northwoods, Stephen, Planning, State, Demonstration Projects, Plantations, Upland conifers, Upland hardwoods, Landscape-scale planning, MI, Management plan, Regeneration

  • The Little Traverse Conservancy is incorporating climate change considerations into the management plan for a Working Forest Reserve acquired in late 2016.

    Northwoods, Stephen, Planning, Early-successional habitat, Demonstration Projects, Invasive species, NGO, Upland hardwoods, MI, Management plan, Wildlife habitat

  • Matt Watkeys, a forester for the Marquette Conservation District, completed the Adaptation Workbook for his own family camp.

    Assisted migration, Northwoods, Stephen, Flooding, Action, Demonstration Projects, Upland conifers, Private, Upland hardwoods, MI, Planting, Water resources

  • Staff from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi used the Adaptation Workbook at a workshop in 2016, and they will continue to refine their ideas for implementation over the coming year.

    Assisted migration, Lowland/ wetland conifers, Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Planning, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, MI, Planting, Refugia

  • Staff members from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department completed the Adaptation Workbook in September 2016 to assess adaptation options on a tribal-owned property in northern Michigan.

    Lowland/ wetland conifers, Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, Upland conifers, Upland hardwoods, MI

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe natural resources staff used the Adaptation Workbook to consider broad-scale amendments to the forest management plan that covers the Isabella Indian Reservation, and have used this high-level plan to design project-level actions for climate adaptation.

    Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Early-successional habitat, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, MI, Management plan, Wildlife habitat

  • Staff from Bay Mills Indian Community used the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change risks and adaptation actions for a tribal-owned property on an island between the US and Canada.

    Northwoods, Stephen, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, Upland hardwoods, MI

  • Conservancy staff completed the Adaptation Workbook at a NIACS Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training in 2016, and adaptation actions are being incorporated into the property's management plan.

    Assisted migration, Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Demonstration Projects, NGO, Upland hardwoods, MI, Planting

  • The Gogebic County Forestry and Parks Commission manages roughly 50,000 acres of forestland, most of which is managed to provide multiple benefits to the public.  The Mosinee Grouse Management...

    Northwoods, Action, County, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • The Hiawatha National Forest is proposing a large vegetation management project in Schoolcraft and Delta Counties, covering approximately 56,000 acres. The primary purpose of the Bass Boot project...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • The primary purpose of the project is to move the project area toward the 2006 Hiawatha Forest Plan Forest-wide and Management Area direction. Specifically, some of the major goals of this project...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, MI

  • Warren Suchovsky, a logger and private landowner, and Rexx Janowiak, a consulting forester, worked together to consider climate change impacts and design management activities to maintain forest health and productivity into the future. These ideas were incorporated into a new NRCS Forest Management Plan for Warren's property.

    Lowland/ wetland conifers, Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Demonstration Projects, Upland conifers, Private, Upland hardwoods, MI, Management plan

  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is implementing adaptation actions to change forest cover types and add a diversity of hard and soft mast species for wildlife at a large State Game Area.

    Northwoods, Stephen, State, Action, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Fire and fuels, Savanna/ open woodland, MI, Wildlife habitat

  • The Michigan Technological University (MTU) Research Forest covers more than 5,500 acres of forest land across the western Upper Peninsula, and this land base provides valuable opportunities for...

    Northwoods, Start-Up, Demonstration Projects, Private, MI

  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages more than 4 million acres of forestland across the state. This ownership includes a diverse array of forest types, as well as several...

    Northwoods, Planning, State, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • The Ottawa National Forest developed the Interior Project to accomplish a variety of goals within a contiguous area. More information about the project as a whole is available on the Ottawa NF...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • The Leelanau Conservancy is a non-profit land trust operating in the Leelanau Peninsula in northwestern lower Michigan. They focus on protecting forests, farms, lakeshores, and riparian areas through conservation easements and a portfolio of 23 established natural areas and preserves. For this project, Conservancy staff focused on climate change impacts and adaptation options for one particular forest preserve.

     

     

    Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Demonstration Projects, Invasive species, NGO, Upland hardwoods, MI, Planting

  • Huron Pines is a non-profit conservation organization that serves landowners in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula. Through their Private Lands Stewardship program, they work directly with...

    Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Private, MI

  • The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) manages a relatively small land base in southwestern Michigan called the Pine Creek Reservation. For this project, tribal natural resources...

    Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, MI

  • The Ottawa National Forest is proposing a forest-wide project to manage for early-successional aspen. Staff from the Ottawa NF have considered how to continue to meet the management objectives...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • The Hiawatha National Forest manages a diverse array of forest types across Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. Many red pine plantations were established across the forest from the 1930s to the...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MI

  • Sugar maple is a important species for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), both economically and culturally. KBIC is pursuing this adaptation project to demonstrate a proactive approach to...

    Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, MI

  • The Pori Junction Vegetative Management Project is a multiple resources management project being proposed by the Ottawa National Forest that includes timber, wildlife, and riparian projects.  It...

    Federal, Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, MI