This document was developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and The Nature Conservancy Central and Western New York Chapter to enable land owners assess how their forest may be affected by changing climate conditions. This evaluation can help you identify potential risks and highlight management options that may increase the ability of a forest to cope with the pressure of changing conditions. The assessment identifies 16 characteristics that may increase or decrease the risk of harm to a forest in a changing climate, which can then be discussed with a professional to plan forest management activities.