Supporting climate action in the Northeast and Midwest: Forest Service research perspectives and priorities

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Beth Larry
United States Forest Service--Northern Research Station
The Northern Research Station (NRS) is one of seven research stations of the USDA Forest Service that provide scientific information and decision tools to help land managers and communities practice sustainable stewardship of their lands and waterways. Based in the twenty-state region of the Northeast and North Central U.S., NRS scientists and staff conduct multi-disciplinary research with diverse partners and practitioners to address the nation’s most pressing forest conservation challenges. Understanding and adapting to climate change is a major emphasis – NRS is a consortium member of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, hosts two USDA Climate Hubs, and leads the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. This webinar will present the station’s climate science portfolio, current research priorities, and a number of promising efforts to help curb the impacts of climate change to water, land, and people.