Volume 6, Issue 2 - June/July 2013
Climate Change Science Tools Support Forest Planning Projects
The TACCIMO Effect
From pine forests of the southern United States to mountainous forests of western North Carolina and California’s Sierra Nevada region, forest planning efforts rely on the best available climate change science to support decision making. Natural resource specialists and enthusiasts who must consider numerous forest values and threats are benefitting from the Eastern Threat Center’s flexible Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) tool that streamlines forest sustainability planning projects. Visit the TACCIMO news page to learn more about exciting collaborations and new publications as well as ongoing outreach efforts and training opportunities.
Tribal Users Explore TACCIMO
Tribal land managers often face unique challenges, including access to resources and information to support land management decisions. The TACCIMO development team recently introduced tribal managers to the tool’s land management tailoring capabilities during a 3-hour virtual workshop for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., Natural Resources Committee during their semi-annual meeting. Eastern Threat Center researchers provided an overview of climate change issues with a special focus on tribal connections as well as an interactive TACCIMO demonstration session.
Forest Influences on Climate and Water Resources
Eastern Threat Center research hydrologist Ge Sun co-authored a book chapter that describes a web of interactions among forests, climate, and water based on studies in the southeastern United States and northern China. The chapter also identifies research needed to support forest management in a changing climate. Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture includes the complete book chapter.