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Ohio State Webinar To Discuss Climate Adaptation in Forest Management

12:00 pm, Tue March 18, 2014 –

Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Adaptation and forest management in Great Lakes forests: custom-made, real-world examples”? on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Stephen Handler, climate change specialist with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate science, will discuss the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework, a collaborative approach to encouraging climate-informed forest management.

The webinar will be held on March 25 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit greatlakesclimate.com/upcomingwebinar to sign up. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Forest managers and landowners have a big role to play in preparing for continued climate change. The Climate Change Response Framework is a collaborative effort to help with this challenge and encourage climate-informed forest management. A major focus of this project is to build a network of adaptation demonstration projects, to provide real-world examples from a variety of ownerships and forest types. The webinar will discuss the consistent approach that unites all of these demonstration projects, as well as different ways in which forest managers and landowners are adapting to climate change.

Certificates of attendance for professional development contact hours can be requested after the webinar; instructions will be provided during the session.

Stephen Handler is a climate change specialist with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. He coordinates the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework.

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu.

Contact

Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8975, jentes.1@osu.edu

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio State Webinar To Discuss Climate Adaptation in Forest Management PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Tue March 18, 2014 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Technical Editor, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like the Global Change, Local Impact climate webinar series.