Giving Nature a Nudge: An Assisted Migration Plan for the Superior National Forest

Giving Nature a Nudge: An Assisted Migration Plan for the Superior National Forest
4/20/21, 12:00 pm - 4/20/21, 1:00 pm

Registration details:

Advance registration is required. This meeting is free and will be recorded. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting after registering.

Description:

Assisted migration is the human-assisted movement of species in response to climate change. This idea can be controversial, because it challenges some of our long-held beliefs about ecosystem management, like local is best. The Superior National Forest is interested to explore this climate adaptation option for tree seed and tree species, but they want to proceed carefully and gather input from partners. James McFarland and Stephen Handler will explain why and how the Superior National Forest is creating an Assisted Migration Plan, and share some of the lessons learned to date.

This event supports Minnesota Sea Grant's Twin Ports Climate Conversations project and resilient communities and economies focus area.

Speaker:

Stephen Handler, climate change specialist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Northern Research Station and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.

Available for questions:

James McFarland, natural resources staff officer, Superior National Forest

Contact:

Madison Rodman, resilience extension educator, Minnesota Sea Grant

Photo credit: Tony Webster. Flickr.com