NIACS has developed a new resource for forest managers to use in adaptation planning: a menu of adaptation strategies and approaches developed for carbon management. This menu focuses on vegetation management, and is suited for those preparing ecosystems for changing conditions.

This document is intended to complement the forest adaptation strategies and approaches found in the Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers publication developed by the Climate Change Response Framework to help land managers consider climate change and increase the ability of forests to cope with climate change impacts. It does not provide specific recommendations, but rather serves as a decision-support tool for incorporating adaptation considerations into current management objectives. Contact Todd Ontl for more information.


Read about forest management for mitigation and adaptation (free download)

  • Citation: Todd A Ontl, Maria K Janowiak, Christopher W Swanston, Jad Daley, Stephen Handler, Meredith Cornett, Steve Hagenbuch, Cathy Handrick, Liza Mccarthy, Nancy Patch, Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration and Climate Adaptation, Journal of Forestry, Volume 118, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 86–101,


Download the full menu: "Practitioner's Menu of Adaptation Strategies and Approaches for Forest Carbon Management" (pdf link below):

Download the one page menu strategies and approaches for forest carbon management (pdf link below):