Canadian Forest Service Publications
Forest Change—The Adaptation Program of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service (Poster) / Changements forestiers—Le programme d’adaptation du Service canadien des forêts de Ressources naturelles Canada. (Affiche). 2015. Government of Canada, Ottawa.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 35879
Language: English / French
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
Plain Language Summary
Climate change has already affected Canada’s forests and forest sector and more impacts are projected. Due to their northern location, Canada’s forests are exposed to more severe changes in climate and grow more slowly than the global average. Canada’s forests regenerating today will experience a very different climate as they mature, particularly in 60–100 years. Thus, forest management decisions have long-term consequences. Canada’s forest sector generally recognizes the need to adapt but lacks the knowledge and tools. Forest Change is the Canadian Forest Service program on adaptation to climate change. It is designed to deliver integrated information that can be incorporated into operational, strategic, and policy decision making for adaptation. Monitoring and reporting on climate change impacts are especially challenging in Canada given the extent and remoteness of its forest landscape. Forest Change delivers information on trends and projections of climate change impacts on the forest and the forest sector. Multidisciplinary knowledge on future forest conditions (disturbance regimes, productivity, and composition) is also being generated and modeled within the Forest Change integrated framework to assess and communicate the biophysical, socioeconomic, and policy implications of climate change. This poster highlights the tracked and projected indicators of change and key modeling results delivered by Forest Change.