Both of these online tools use a three-step model that attempts to capture information on current and projected future suitable habitat, likelihood of colonization, as well as additional factors such as tree pests and diseases of concern for certain species. With this information compiled the model works to project the responses of 134 tree species and 147 bird species to the effects of climate change based on multiple climate scenarios. These are great online tools for informing the management decisions being made by USET member Tribal Nations working tirelessly to sustainably manage their natural resources. The USFS has provided a short Quick Start Guide video for using and understanding this resource.
April 29th, 2021• • 1 min read