Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO)
SUMMARY: Eastern and Western Threat Center researchers are collaborating with forest managers and planners to develop the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO), a web information interface intended to facilitate the integration of climate change science into land management planning. The overarching goal is to provide forest managers and planners with the best available science they need to effectively and efficiently sustain forests and the services they provide under a changing climate. Functionally, this means facilitating the review of current climate change forecasts, effects, management options, and potential impacts on forest management and planning.
EFETAC'S ROLE: Eastern Threat Center researchers are continually expanding and enhancing TACCIMO.
PROGRESS: The TACCIMO development team has generated information to support forest plan revision processes for multiple national forests across the United States. Applications for state and private forestry are available.
TACCIMO continues to support the climate change science needs of a spectrum of applications from within and outside the Forest Service. TACCIMO v3.2 was released in May 2016. TACCIMO developers are interested in requests from users who wish to adapt the TACCIMO framework to other subjects beyond climate change (e.g., Science Synthesis Literature Database for the Northwest Forest Plan Area).
Related articles from CompassLive:
- "Taking the Long View at the Francis Marion National Forest"
- "Planning for Future Forests with Help from the TACCIMO Tool"
- "Eastern Threat Center Tools Support Tribal Land Management"
- "Climate Change Tool Reaches 'Grand' Milestone"
- "TACCIMO: Making Science Accessible for Forest Planners"
- Steve McNulty, Eastern Threat Center Research Ecologist, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-549-406
- Emrys Treasure, USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Inventory, Monitoring, Assessment, and Climate Change Coordinator, email@example.com
Updated June 2018