Part of the Association of Consulting Foresters National Conference.
Foresters face increasing challenges in implementing sound, long-term management actions due to increasing impacts of climate change in combination with other ecosystem stressors. The amount of information about climate change and forests is growing rapidly, but it can be difficult to keep up with new, complex information and incorporate it into management plans and activities. This session will help foresters consider how climate change will affect their client’s forests and address options for adapting forests to enhance resilience as conditions change. An emphasis will be placed on addressing climate change as an additional component of management, while working to meet landowner/client goals. Sources of information and strategies to educate and build trust with clients will be highlighted.