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.
Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8975, firstname.lastname@example.org