New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Forest Management on Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is implementing the Young Forest Initiative, which intends to increase the amount of young forest habitat present on state Wildlife...
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Wisconsin DNR: Spur Lake State Natural Area

Spur Lake was historically a very important wild rice lake in Northern Wisconsin. Water levels on Spur Lake have increased above normal levels since the late 1990s to the point where the lake can no...
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Audubon Vermont: Green Mountain Audubon Center

Audubon Vermont’s 255-acre Green Mountain Audubon Center, which was recognized in 2004 as an Important Bird Area, is managed for a diversity of wildlife habitats. The property is a demonstration site...
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University of Michigan: Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment

The Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment, at the University of Michigan Biological Station, is an operational-scale test of strategies and approaches for managing aspen-dominated landscapes in the far...
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Fort Custer Training Center: Resilient Fens

Fort Custer Training Center in southwestern Michigan has several prairie fens, which are unique wetlands found primarily in the glaciated Midwest. Fort Custer is contributing to fen protection and...
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Stantec Consulting, WDNR (WI Wetland Conservation Trust): Bohn Farms

Bohn Farms was predominantly agricultural lands, farmed for over one hundred years. The Wisconsin DNR In Lieu Fee Wetland Mitigation Program worked with wetland consultants from Stantec to develop a...
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Knife River forest improvement project

Staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota-Duluth collaborated to address the impacts of forest health and climate change on a property adjacent to a high...
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Wayne National Forest: Sunny Oaks

This project will create young, brushy forests that are largely composed of oaks and hickories; respond to insect and disease threats; and contribute to local economies. Taking action will provide...
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The Trustees of Reservations: Notchview Reservation

The Trustees worked with a consulting forester to develop a ten-year forest stewardship plan for Notchview that incorporates climate change adaptation as one component of management. Other management...
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David Manski: Forest Management Plan

NIACS worked with a consulting forester and a private landowner to incorporate climate change information and adaptation actions into a forest management plan, which was finalized in the winter of...
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Mass Audubon: Elm Hill Forest Management Project

Mass Audubon is working to demonstrate best forest management practices for songbird conservation and climate change on a 1,000-acre Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary.
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US Fish and Wildlife Service and partners: Palmerton Zinc Superfund Site

This project involves the reforestation of a 1000-acre, ridge-top area denuded by smelter emissions. Climate change was considered in the selection of tree species for planting.
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Allegheny National Forest: Otter Project

The Allegheny National Forest is identifying management options that will address climate-related challenges while meeting management goals in even-aged and uneven-aged forest stands that contain...
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South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority: Chestnut Hill Silviculture for 2120

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is working to encourage tree species that will thrive now and provide the seed source for a forest that is adapted to the climate 100-200 years...
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Morton Arboretum: Private Suburban Homeowners Association in DuPage County, IL

This project is used as a test case to apply adaptation principals to urban forest management at a suburban homeowners' association.
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Three Rivers Park District: Climate Change Planning for the Natural Resources Program

Managers from the Three Rivers Park District natural resources program met with NIACS staff to use the adaptation workbook in December 2017. The considerations will be incorporated into future...
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