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Wisconsin hosts a diverse landscape, transitioning from prairies and oak savannahs in the south to hardwood and boreal forests in the north. The Laurentian Hardwood Forest region of northern Wisconsin covers over 24.4 million acres. Hardwood forests are common in this region, and white pine, paper birch, and hemlock are iconic tree species in this landscape.

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

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  • Brief

    Bad River Natural Resources Department Adaptation Project - Summary

    The Natural Resources Department of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin is concerned about the effects of a changing climate on forest ecosystems, and has develo...

    Northwoods, Brief, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • Brief

    Caroline Lake Preserve Adaptation Project - Summary

    The Nature Conservancy’s Caroline Lake Preserve in northern Wisconsin provides a real-world example of how climate change adaptation can be incorporated into sustainable forest management. This docume...

    Northwoods, Brief, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • Doc

    Climate Change Science Applications and Needs in Forest Ecosystem Management: A Workshop Organized as Part of the Northern Wisconsin Climate Change Response Framework Project

    Climate change is leading to direct and indirect impacts on forest tree species and ecosystems in northern Wisconsin. Land managers will need to prepare for and respond to these impacts, so we designe...

    Northwoods, Partnerships, Doc, WI

  • 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

    Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2013-2014 Climate Change Work Plan

    The 2013-14 Work Plan highlights major activities, partnerships, and products in progress and planned to be initiated in the near future. Contact Linda Parker on the CNNF for information about this do...

    Northwoods, Doc, WI

  • Doc

    Moving Forward: Setting a Course for Climate Change Response on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

    An internal guidance document, Moving Forward is designed to link existing resources on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and set out an approach for moving forward on climate change adaptation...

    Northwoods, Doc, WI

  • Doc

    Climate Change in the Great Lakes - Brochure

    This brochure was developed from a set of three "Climate Change in the Great Lakes" traveling panels that can be borrowed for outreach or education events.   

    Northwoods, Doc, WI

  • Doc

    Climate Change on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest - Brochure

    This is a two-panel brochure insert that highlights climate change impacts and related activities on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

    Northwoods, Doc, WI

  • 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

  • Doc

    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 vulnerabil...

    Northwoods, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, WI

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Demonstration Projects

  • Staff from the Leopold Institute used the Adaptation Workbook to consider how their on-going restoration work across a large landscape might alright align with climate adaptation, and also developed recommendations for future management ideas.

    Federal, Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, State, Action, Demonstration Projects, NGO, Savanna/ open woodland, Private, Landscape-scale planning, WI, Wildlife habitat

  • Wisconsin DNR foresters are planning the Bird Creek Timber Sale to promote oak and aspen forests within the White River Fishery Area, and they have evaluated the timber sale plans using the Adaptation Workbook.

    Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Planning, State, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Upland hardwoods, Water resources, WI

  • An interdisciplinary project planning team on the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicollet National Forest is thinking about climate change risks and adaptation opportunities for a large vegetation management project.

    Federal, Northwoods, Stephen, Planning, Early-successional habitat, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Fire and fuels, Upland hardwoods, WI

  • Staff from the Chequamegon-Nicolett National Forest used the Adaptation Workbook in the winter of 2015. The rest of the project planning team contributed additional ideas and refined the Proposed Action for the project (available below), which was released in July 2016 for a formal public comment period. There were not any formal objections to the project, and the National Forest is responding to public comments and completing their Environmental Analysis for a final decision in the winter of 2016-2017.

    Federal, Northwoods, Stephen, Planning, Early-successional habitat, Demonstration Projects, Upland hardwoods, Regeneration, WI

  • Staff from the Wisconsin DNR completed the Adaptation Workbook for a 500-acre State Natural Area at the headwaters of the Bad River in northern Wisconsin.

    Lowland/ wetland conifers, Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, State, Action, Demonstration Projects, Upland conifers, Upland hardwoods, Refugia, WI

  • The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a collection of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland along Lake Superior’s south shore. Climate change will affect the Great Lakes region in many ways, and...

    Federal, Northwoods, Start-Up, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • The County worked with the Sustainable Resources Institute (SRI) and NIACS to consider climate risks and opportunities and brainstorm adaptation actions. They partnered with Michigan Technological University, Wisconsin DNR, and Verso Paper Corporation on a successful application to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund in 2014, which launched the implementation of this project. Planting and soil amendments have been completed, and monitoring is underway.

     

     

    Drought, Northwoods, Stephen, County, Demonstration Projects, Evaluation, Upland conifers, Planting, Research, Soil, WI

  • The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, located in east-central Wisconsin, manages over 20,000 acres of forestland.  Tribal forestry staff members recently attended a Forest Adaptation...

    Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, WI

  • Shawano County, located in east-central Wisconsin, recently completed a Forest Stewardship Management Plan to describe desired forestry activities on county lands for the next 25 years. Roughly...

    Northwoods, Planning, County, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • The Eau Claire County Forest in northern Wisconsin covers 52,000 acres, one of the largest county forests in the state. It is managed through a partnership between the county and the Wisconsin...

    Northwoods, Planning, State, County, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • Climate change is generally expected to increase opportunities for non-native and invasive species to thrive in Northwoods forests, but these impacts are hard to predict with certainty and they...

    Federal, Northwoods, Action, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • Expansive forests of large maple, oak, and birch trees are prized across the Northwoods for many reasons, including their beauty, their diversity, and their ability to provide valuable wood. Unfortunately, forests pests and disease pose increasingly large threats for these and other forests in the region. On the Menominee Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin, foresters are working to respond to oak wilt and other threats, while also creating forests that will be better adapted to future conditions.

    Assisted migration, Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Insect pests, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Diseases, Tribal, Upland hardwoods, Planting, WI

  • The Bayfield Regional Conservancy worked with many partners to acquire land and create the region's first community forest. As the team developed a forest management plan for the community forest...

    Northwoods, Action, Demonstration Projects, NGO, WI

  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, like much of northern Wisconsin and the Northwoods, contains a large amount of aspen forest. This boreal forest type, which has substantial...

    Federal, Northwoods, Action, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin has developed several real-world examples of how climate change can be incorporated into sustainable forest and natural resource management. Through this project, the Chequamegon-Nicolet has taken a special look at the resources of the Twentymile Creek and Marengo River watersheds in order to show how natural resource management actions can enhance the ability of ecosystems to cope with changing conditions while meeting a variety of management goals.

     

     

     

    Federal, Northwoods, Stephen, Action, Demonstration Projects, WI

  • The Natural Resources Department of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin is concerned about changing climatic and environmental conditions that have already...

    Northwoods, Planning, Demonstration Projects, Tribal, WI

  • The Nature Conservancy’s Caroline Lake Preserve in northern Wisconsin provides a real-world example of how climate change adaptation can be incorporated into sustainable forest management. It is one of multiple adaptation efforts in the area that show how forest management actions can enhance the forest’s ability to cope with changing conditions while meeting a variety of landowner goals.

     

     

    Assisted migration, Lowland/ wetland conifers, Northwoods, Stephen, Lowland/ bottomland hardwoods, Action, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, NGO, Upland hardwoods, Management plan, Water resources, WI