This field guide is designed as a quick reference on climate change for northern Wisconsin forests. The intent is to highlight key information that can be used in the field or at your desk. We hope that this guide will help foresters consider climate change risks together with local site characteristics, and also that it will help people design adaptation actions that help meet management goals.
The field guide contains summary information from the larger Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis for Northern Wisconsin and Western Upper Michigan and the Forest Adaptation Resources document.
If you'd like a laminated, spiral-bound copy of the field guide (4" x 6"), email Stephen Handler. The new 2nd edition of the field guide (August 2020) includes a few noteworthy updates:
- We provide tree species projections for seven different Ecological Sections in northern Wisconsin, rather than an average projection for the whole region. This will help foresters easily find more localized information! Click here to download 2-page tree species handouts for each Ecological Section.
- We provide a short section on Forest Carbon Management.