This fall, Rutgers released NJ Forest Adapt to inform forest stewardship and community forestry management plans, efforts to protect watersheds, resiliency planning and adaptive management in New Jersey in the face of climate change. Users can explore current and future climate projections of temperatures and precipitation as well as maps of forest carbon, tree species distribution, pest and disease risks and other factors. Automated “municipal forestry snapshots” provide users with easy access to information about the state of forest resources in every New Jersey municipality. Links to tips and resources are provided on how to make forests more climate-resilient. NJ Forest Adapt was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and N.J. Division of Parks and Forestry.
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