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The entire state of Pennsylvania is within the Mid-Atlantic Framework. Pennsylvania is composed of five Ecological Provinces, the Northeastern Mixed Forest (211), Eastern Broadleaf Forest (221), Midwest Broadleaf Forest (222), Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest (232), and the Central Appalachian Broadleaf Forest (M221). Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on the Mid-Atlantic’s diverse forests will help us maintain their many benefits for years to come.

A key step to understanding the potential impacts of climate change in the Mid-Atlantic region is conducting a vulnerability assessment. The Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment is currently in development. For more information, contact Patricia (Butler) Leopold.

Use the menu above to explore Partnerships, Vulnerability Assessments, Forest Adaptation Resources, and Demonstration Projects in Delaware or return to the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework.

Please contact Patricia (Butler) Leopold to learn more about this effort.

Demonstration Projects

  • This project involves the reforestation of a 1000-acre, ridge-top area denuded by smelter emissions. Climate change was considered in the selection of tree species for planting.

    Assisted migration, Maria, Mid-Atlantic, Planning, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, Invasive species, Diseases, Private, Upland hardwoods, Planting, PA, Restoration

  • The Allegheny National Forest is identifying management options that will address climate-related challenges while meeting management goals in even-aged and uneven-aged forest stands that contain riparian areas and wildlife openings.

    Federal, Mid-Atlantic, Patricia, Planning, Demonstration Projects, PA

  • Managers at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center found that their objective of increasing habitat for the rare regal fritillary butterfly could potentially help populations persist under future climates, while providing more military training area.

    Federal, Kristen, Mid-Atlantic, State, Action, Demonstration Projects, PA, Wildlife habitat

  • Longwood Gardens is analyzing the species to be planted in the gardens for cold hardiness, heat tolerance and longevity. Located in the mid-Atlantic, the seasonal temperatures and rainfall are more apt to change quickly. Many species are at the limit of their range in this area. Selecting wisely will provide less unwanted, unexpected changes in the future.

    Drought, Leslie, Mid-Atlantic, Start-Up, Urban, Insect pests, Demonstration Projects, Invasive species, Diseases, Private, Research, PA

Partners

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  • Doc

    Projected Changes in Tree Species Habitat in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century. These handouts summarize projected changes in tree species habitat for four regions in Pennsylvania, and the spreadsh...

    Mid-Atlantic, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, PA

  • Brief

    Climate Change Tree Atlas Results for regions in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century. These handouts summarize projected changes in tree species habitat for four regions in Pennsylvania, and the spreadsh...

    Mid-Atlantic, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, PA

  • Doc

    Draft Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A product of the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework

    A pre-publication draft describes the vulnerability of 11 forest ecosystems to climate change and related stressors.   Update: August 17, 2018: This draft is no longer posted, as the vulnerability ass...

    Mid-Atlantic, DE, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, MD, NJ, NY, PA

  • Doc

    Philadelphia Region: Urban Forest Impacts and Vulnerabilities

    This 4-page summary highlights key impacts from climate change to the Philadelphia regin. It includes projected changes in USDA hardiness zones and AHS heat zones, along with a list of native and non-...

    Mid-Atlantic, Urban, DE, Vulnerability Assessment, Doc, NJ, PA

  • Brief

    Climate Change Projections for Individual Tree Species in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    The region's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century, but individual tree species will respond uniquely to climate change, depending on their particular silvics and ecologic...

    Mid-Atlantic, DE, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MD, NJ, NY, PA

  • PPT

    Slides from Urban Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices, Longwood Gardens

    Slides presented at the March 30th Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training at Longwood Gardens. 

    Mid-Atlantic, Urban, PPT, PA

  • PPT

    Slides from Caring for Trees in a Changing Climate, Longwood Gardens

    These slides are from presentations at the Caring for Trees in a Changing Climate training hosted by Longwood Gardens on March 29th. 

    Mid-Atlantic, Urban, Demonstration Projects, PPT, PA

  • Workshop

    Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change - Northeast Workshop flyer

    Save the date - Workshop flyer for the April 4-5, 2017, Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change in the Northeast. More information forthcoming at http://forestadaptation.org/water. Download the...

    CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • Brief

    Adapting Watersheds To Ecosystem And Climate Stressors

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is launching a new intiative that will build on the success of the Forest Adaptation Resources and associated Adaptation Workbook that have be...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, DE, Brief, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV

  • PPT

    Operationalizing environmental justice through tools and approaches of the Climate Change Response Framework

    Chris Swanston gave this invited presentation at the 2017 Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium. A summary of this presentation has also been published in the conference proceedings.   ...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • PPT

    Forest Adaptation Examples

    Presentation by Patricia Butler at the International Association of Landscape Ecology's 2016 Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, USA

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, DE, Demonstration Projects, PPT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, WV

  • PPT

    Introducing the Online Adaptation Workbook

    NIACS hosted a webinar to introduce the online Adaptation Workbook. The presentation explained how this new tool works and how it can help you integrate climate change considerations into your work. ...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Brief

    Briefing: Mid-Atlantic Vulnerability Assessment

    A two-page handout describing the main components, scope, and project boundaries for the Mid-Atlantic Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis (in publication). 

    Mid-Atlantic, DE, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MD, NJ, NY, PA

  • PPT

    Webinar: Adaptation and forest management in Great Lakes forests

    NIACS presented this webinar as part of the Great Lake's Climate webinar series, hosted by The Ohio State University and Ohio Sea Grant. This presentation covers an overview of the Climate Change Resp...

    Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, Northwoods, IL, Vulnerability Assessment, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI

  • Brief

    Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework Briefing

    New! The Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework will cover more than 60 million acres of forest land, from Maryland's Atlantic coastlines to the  peaks of the Catskill Mountains. 

    Mid-Atlantic, DE, Brief, MD, NJ, NY, PA

  • PPT

    Adaptation Minions: Embracing diverse values, working with what you have, and committing to action.

    Presentation by Chris Swanston at the 2015 National Adaptation Forum.   Adaptation Minions: Embracing diverse values, working with what you have, and committing to action. from Northern Institute of...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Doc

    Forest Adaptation Resources

    Forests across the United States are already changing in response to the changing climate, and natural resource professionals increasingly need to address new challenges for management and conservatio...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, Doc, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

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