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Mission

The mission of the Taskforce is to provide public and private forest landowners with science-based management options suitable for meeting diverse management objectives under alternative climate change scenarios.

We will fulfill our mission through:

Literature review and problem analysis

  • Scientific literature review and problem analysis on forest management and climate change.
  • Recommendations for forest landowners, including decision-support tools that will describe management options for meeting a range of management objectives under alternative climate change scenarios.
  • Strategic plan for filling important information gaps.


Outreach and education

  • Web portal for practical information on forest management and climate change that is relevant and accessible to forest landowners, including web-based decision-support tools that will allow managers to evaluate genetic and silvicultural options for meeting a range of management objectives under alternative climate change scenarios.
  • Expert list for information on forest management and climate change (i.e., web-accessible list of technical expertise and contact information for members of the climate change taskforce).
  • Fact sheets on forest management and climate change. The problem analysis will be distributed as a series of fact sheets, with each fact sheet focusing on a separate problem analysis sub-topic.
  • Problem analysis for forest landowners (downloadable publication).
  • Workshops to inform forest managers, and outreach and education specialists on genetic and silvicultural options for adapting to climate change (i.e., to “train the trainers”).

mission

Assess
potential effects of climate change on natural and planted forests in the western U.S.

Fulfill
literature review and problem analysis

Deliver
a portfolio of science-based management options suitable for meeting diverse management objectives under alternative climate change scenarios

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