Implementing simple and cost-effective forest monitoring is an important part of climate-smart management, as it helps practitioners move beyond anecdotal observations to real baseline data and provides a mechanism for feedback over time. A helpful one-page document with a summary of these ideas and some example monitoring protocols can be downloaded here.
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By Jennifer Hushaw & Si Balch (Click to download a pdf of this complete article or a one-page synopsis) Even if we could perfectly predict the details of future climate change, there would still be uncertainty about how ecological systems will respond. Most of the information we have about how forests respond to long-term climatic changes […]
By Jennifer Hushaw (Click to download a pdf of this complete article or a one-page synopsis) While the basic mechanics of climate change are well understood, uncertainties associated with future greenhouse gas emission rates and various climate system feedbacks make it difficult to know the exact rate and extent of warming. Understanding both the degree and […]
By Jennifer Hushaw This bulletin is the second in a two part piece on changes in global precipitation. In it, we discuss how water availability shapes forests and recent observations of forest decline linked to drought and heat stress. We then turn our attention to the issue of drought, including the factors that contribute to […]
By Jennifer Hushaw The discussion of global precipitation will be covered in two parts. This bulletin (part one) provides an overview of the precipitation trends observed over the last century, as well as projections of future change. Part two will cover a range of forest ecosystem and management implications of changing precipitation patterns and drought […]
By Jennifer Hushaw In the January bulletin, we focused on global trends in the modern temperature record. Now we look ahead to what climate models can tell us about the future of global temperature. (click here to download a PDF of this article or a one-page synopsis) Climate Modeling Explained From economic forecasting to […]
By Jennifer Hushaw In this bulletin, we explore how the average global surface temperature has changed historically and how these changes have affected forest ecosystems. We discuss the challenge of projecting future temperature trends in next month’s bulletin. (click to download a pdf of this article or a one-page synopsis) 2014 Recap It seems fitting […]
By Jennifer Hushaw (click to download a pdf of this article or a one-page synopsis) The majority of the conversation about global or regional temperature involves discussion about how the average annual or monthly temperature has changed over time. However, for many organisms it is actually the range of temperatures they experience throughout the day […]
By Si Balch (click to download a one-page synopsis of this article) This CSLN Bulletin provides a synopsis of management actions that can be employed to maximize the resiliency of forest stands to damage by wind, ice and heavy snow. The goal is the development of forest stands and trees that can withstand 70 MPH […]
By Si Balch (click to download a one-page synopsis of this article) This Bulletin will be delivered in two parts; Part 1 provides background on stand and tree vulnerability to wind damage, Part 2 will cover management practices to enhance resiliency to wind damage with the goal of stands capable of withstanding 70 MPH wind […]
The Climate Smart Land Network is a voluntary network of forestland owners and managers who seek to reduce material risk to their forestland from climate change.