Join us on May 4th at 3:00pm EDT when Stephen Handler from USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science presents The Adaptation Workbook: Building your climate adaptation plan. The Adaptation Workbook is an online, interactive, and practical workbook that helps land managers develop their own custom-built climate change adaptation plans (www.adaptationworkbook.org). This tool is designed to support people who are working on forest management, urban forestry, or agriculture projects anywhere in the USA. This presentation will include a background on the concepts behind the Adaptation Workbook process, a tour of the Adaptation Workbook website, and a few examples to illustrate how this tool is being used in the real world.
Stephen Handler is a climate change specialist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. His main role with NIACS is to coordinate the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework
, which involves building partnerships, assessing climate change risk, and working with forest managers and landowners to develop real-world projects to adapt and prepare for future change. Stephen moved to Houghton, MI, in 2011 and loves being a Yooper.