The Oak Resiliency Assessment Tool allows you to consider how resilient oak-dominated forest stands on your property or a property you manage are to climate change and various stressors. When you start an assessment, you will provide a brief description of the property and forest stand and locate the area you are assessing. You will then answer a series of questions about stressors that may be impacting the forest and characteristics that influence the adaptive capacity of the forest. Once you complete the assessment, the tool will generate a report with the forest's vulnerability and more information regarding the major forest stressors and potential management actions. You can then use this report to inform your management decisions and include it in the property's forest management plan.
The assessment is designed to be used at a stand level and may work for a small property or parcel. For large or more variable forests, you may want to complete multiple assessments for separate areas. The tool is designed for a desktop web browser, but you can also use a smartphone to access and complete the assessment in the field. Depending on the phone you are using, you may or may not be able to download the documents on the results page, but you will be able to open them.