Climate-Smart Forestry


Grow the most resilient forests in the face of our changing climate.

Forested ecosystems are under threat from the effects of our rapidly-changing climate. In the northeast United States, we are seeing generally warmer temperatures and highly variable precipitation. Tree species that have traditionally fared well in our climate, such as the ubiquitous sugar maple, are intolerant of drought, which red oaks are more resilient.

In light of these challenges, there is a great deal of research happening now to figure out the best way to accommodate these changes. While micro-scale forestry practices will not change the current trajectory of climate change, we are utilizing the most current research and best practices, to help our forests remain as healthy and resilient as possible.