Seventh Generation Supper: Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Forests of the North Cascades
Tuesday, July 25
Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.
Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns are altering the forests of Northwest Washington, affecting forest structure and productivity, wildlife connectivity, fire and flood disturbance, road maintenance costs, recreational access, and more. These changes create substantial management and economic implications for federal, state, and private forest lands alike.
This talk will address how Northwest forests are expected to change as the climate continues to shift, and how agencies are adapting to increase the resilience of forest and infrastructure and reduce the economic impacts of climate change.
Dr. David Peterson is a research biologist with the U.S. Forest Service.