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Workshop. Field Day. Networking. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has partnered with foresters from New England water supply organizations to host a two-day workshop to consider the impacts of climate change on forested watersheds. This event provided opportunities to learn about and to discuss how to adapt forested watersheds in New England and New York to climate change. This workshop was geared to natural resource professionals and compliance, who work within, and manage water supply forests.


November 7th was open to natural resource professionals. Slides from presentations are below: 

Real-world case studies of climate adaptation in forested watersheds.




November 8: Guided Tour and Field Activities

Field Tours at the Wachusett Reservoir and climate change related field activities. Hosted by MA DCR Forestry, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Sweet Birch Consulting, and US Forest Service.



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Note: This even was approved for Continuing Forestry Education credits for both days by the Society of American Foresters. Day 1 was approved for 4 Category 1 CFE units; and Day 2 was approved for 3 Category 1 CFE units. Contact Danielle if you need credits for this workshop.

Co-hosts and collaborators

Have a question? Contact Danielle Shannon, and Maria Janowiak

This event is supported by our partners

This workshop was organized by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, US Forest Service, Massachusetts DCR, Sweet Birch Consulting, Manchester Water Works and the New England Watershed Managers (NEWMAN) Collaborative.