IA, IL, IN, KS, OH, OK, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI (includes the Great Lakes)
Regionally planned ecological corridors are being implemented in Michigan to protect wildlife and water quality.
This report details challenges of changing climatic conditions primarily in terms of rural forests, but urban forests ecosystems are also mentioned. Climate variability, its impacts, and risk management strategies are discussed by region.
Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis covers a wide expanse of management issues. The USDA’s Climate Hubs have synthesized the assessment for each of their region’s stakeholders.
The updated National Climate Assessment report makes it clear that climate change is not some problem in the distant future. It’s happening right now in every part of the country, making an undeniable case for local, national, and global action to mitigate and adapt to reduce risk of impacts.