Posted: October 11, 2019

After a great two-day workshop in Pennsylvania on Adaptation Planning and Practices for Pennsylvania Forests in late September, we are pleased to be able to help get the word out about an upcoming online course to convey the same information from the comfort of your own home.

Natural resource managers and landowners face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for forest and natural resource managers. This course specifically targets landowners and managers with projects on forests, forested watersheds, and urban forests in the Northeast and Midwest.

This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resource management professionals working in forests and natural ecosystems. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project. The course consists of seven, two-hour web sessions with work time occurring between sessions, and will begin on January 20, 2020.

Through this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify locally important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop specific actions to adapt forests to changing conditions
  • Use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own "climate-informed" projects
  • Better communicate with stakeholders about key climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities
  • Access post-training support from NIACS staff during project planning and implementation

There is no registration fee thanks to support from the US Forest Service and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.

For more information and to register, visit the website.

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802