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Viles Arboretum (153 Hospital St, Augusta, ME 04330)

Maine Climate Resilient Forest Management Workshop

This facilitated workshop was designed for teams of 2-5 people (including land trust staff, natural resource professionals, and landowners in Maine) to gain new insights on climate change impacts on forests, wildlife, and communities dependent upon them. The workshops aimed to help participants incorporate climate change considerations and identify actions for adaptation into their own real-world forest management/stewardship projects using the Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate change tools and approaches for land managers, 2nd Edition, and the Adaptation Workbook. The workshop engaged key landowners and land managers in Maine and was led by staff from the Forest Stewards Guild (Guild), the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.

At the workshop we:

  • Provided information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on Maine forests.
  • Described resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into management.
  • Outlined adaptation concepts and strategies that can enhance the ability of forests and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Explored the intersection between Tribal needs and climate change adaptation in Maine’s forests and empower participants to collaborate with Tribes in their climate adaptation planning.
  • Engaged participants in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.
  • Built connections between land trusts and conservation organizations stewarding Maine forests.

This project is supported through the Land and Climate Grant Program, a joint initiative of Open Space Institute and Land Trust Alliance made possible with funding from the Doris Duke Foundation, Jane’s Trust Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Merck Family Fund, the Volgenau Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.

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Workshop Presentations


New England Climate Change Vulnerability

Adaptation Workbook Resources

Tribal Lands Conservation and Adaptation

Forest Carbon and Old Growth

Resources for Funding Implementation

Co-hosts and collaborators
  • Samantha Myers ( University of Vermont, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.
  • Mattison Brady ( University of Vermont, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).
  • Maggie Mansfield ( Forest Stewards Guild, Northeast Region Manager.
  • Erika Rowland ( ) Forest Stewards Guild, Eastern Director.
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Co-hosts and Collaborators