FCWG Learning Exchange Series: Climate-Informed Forestry: USDA Forest Service Priorities

February 2, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM



Climate-Informed Forestry: USDA Forest Service Priorities


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The USDA Forest Service is facing unprecedented challenges in wildfire, restoration, and reforestation. These challenges are amplified by climate change, which requires additional consideration of ecosystem vulnerability and adaptation. There are numerous success stories of learning, planning, and implementation of wildfire risk reduction and longer-term climate adaption – but we need to take those successful processes and practices and rapidly mainstream them. 


  • Chris Swanston is the Forest Service Climate Advisor and Acting Director for the Office of Sustainability and Climate. Chris joined the Forest Service Northern Research Station in 2007, and in 2008 became the director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), a partnership led by the US Forest Service and designed as a boundary-spanning organization providing climate adaptation services to land managers. He’s also served as director of the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub since 2014 and project leader for the Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences research group in NRS since 2018. Chris serves on the US Stakeholder Council for 1t.org and is a section Editor-in-Chief for Climate (Adaptation and Mitigation).

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