The report Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A Report from the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework Project details how climate change is affecting the region's forests. This region contains about 60 million acres of forest, which provide numerous cultural, economic, and environmental benefits. Climate change is already having an impact on the region’s forests, increasing damage from extreme precipitation events and insect pests. Future changes could dramatically alter the landscape that characterizes the region, especially in areas affected by sea-level rise. The report, which has more than 40 authors, provides a foundation of information that land managers can use to make ecosystems more resilient and adaptable to future conditions.

Download or order the report from the US Forest Service Northern Research Station.

Other materials that summarize the assessment include: