A Climate Change Response Framework for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Climate change poses a number of challenges to maintaining the health and vitality of the nation's forests. Over the next century, warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation and storm patterns are likely to increase the amount of stress on forested ecosystems, thus affecting tree growth and reproduction, ecosystem function, and the ability of forests to provide the benefits that people expect. As a result, it's becoming more important than ever for scientists, natural resource professionals, landowners, and others to work together to respond to these challenges across the landscapes that we all share. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has made this type of collaborative approach to land stewardship a priority for USDA and the Forest Service. He describes it as "a shared vision, one that conserves our forests and the vital resources important to our survival while wisely respecting the need for a forest economy that creates jobs and vibrant rural communities."
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