Join us on Tuesday, October 12 at noon for a Lunch & Learn webinar as we share our new Forest Impats of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators tool. We will explore the 24 indicators that were identified as important to northeastern forest ecosystems, how they may be impacted by climate change, and the value of monitoring data. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 Category 1 CFE credits through SAF. Register for the Zoom webinar.
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is excited to announce the release of the Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators Version 1.0web-tool. This tool allows users to explore where forest monitoring is occurring of 24 expert-identified climate change indicators in the Northeastern U.S. Users can access protocols and visualize where monitoring studies are already being conducted with a focus on aquatic systems, forest systems, trees, and wildlife. Landowners, managers, and researchers can then use these protocols to implement their own, comparable monitoring programs that will be added to the database that already consists of 350 studies with 168 replicable protocols. Developing this network of monitoring sites provides critical information to help close spatial gaps in monitoring efforts and provides baseline data for further inquiry into how forest systems are shifting in response to climate change.
Please save the data for the annual FEMC conference: "Facing Change: Reimagining forested communities in a time of disruption" to be held on the afternoon of December 16 and the morning of December 17, 2021.
The conference will be a hybrid event with both in-person and online options available.
Visit the conference website and keep an eye out for additional emails with updates about plenary speakers, calls for working sessions, and abstracts.