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Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework

Project Summary

[photo:] Urban tree canopy over city streetThe Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework project aims to engage with communities across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest that are interested in adapting their urban forest management to climate change. A pilot initiative is underway in the Chicago area, with a goal to build on lessons learned to expand to other urban areas in the region.

To learn more about this project, partners and associated products, please visit forestadaptation.org.

Outcomes

Urban forestry professionals from variety of organizations, both public and private, will work toward accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Engage with others across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest that are interested in adapting their urban forest management to climate change.
  • Work together to assess the vulnerability of their urban forests to climate change.
  • Identify and/or develop tools to aid adaptation of urban forests to climate change.
  • Develop real-world examples of climate-informed management of urban forests.

Leslie Brandt is coordinating the Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework.

Collaborators

The Urban Forestry Framework project is in the beginning stages of planning and development. Partners involved in the Chicago Area pilot initiative include:

  • The Morton Arboretum
  • Chicago Wilderness
  • The Field Museum
  • The Chicago Botanic Garden
  • USDA Forest Service Eastern Region
  • USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry

Last Modified: 01/02/2018