the nature conservancy, mn

Climate Change Challenge: direct effects on species

Grant Award: $236,000; Year Awarded: 2012

Forests of the upper Midwest are expected to experience warmer and drier conditions in the future, threatening the survival of existing native tree species. This project will restore 2,000 acres of recently harvested forestland using a combination of native tree species that are likely to persist under future climatic conditions.Pioneering in taking a first step in helping northern forests transition to an uncertain future, this effort aims to ultimately influence the adaptive capacity of millions of acres in the Great Lakes region.