the nature conservancy, minnesota
Climate Change Challenge: direct effects on species
Grant Award: $225,500; Year Awarded: 2016
The resilience of Great Lakes forests has been eroded over the past century due to harvesting practices that have homogenized forest composition and structure (e.g., younger, even-aged stands where northern conifers are poorly represented). The Nature Conservancy, Minnesota will implement silvicultural practices across climate-resilient geophysical settings with high potential to sustain northern conifers as climate changes using active forest management, diverse conifer plantings, and enhancing genetic variability.