MCP Terrestrial (Land Based) Natural Systems Resources

(updated 3/15/2021)



Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #2 Forests. Video (14:10)

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #3 Permafrost. Video (10:55)

Forest Scientist Paul Hessburg TED Talk on Megafires (2017)


Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

OCCRI 2019 Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report

U.S. Global Change Research Program 2017 Climate Science: Special Report – Fourth National Climate Assessment Report Volume I  

U.S. Global Change Research Program 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment Report- Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

Information related to Key Questions

Key Question 1 -How do organisms respond to variations in environmental climatic conditions (temperature & precipitation) and how might projected trends influence them?

The Rise of the Crazy Ants

Tiny Pikas Seem To Be On March Toward Extinction In Great Basin; Climate Change, Human Factors Likely Culprits

Latest Census Finds More American Pika Populations Disappear As Climate Warms

Key Question 2 – What are the critical interactions between forests and climate?
Is this the end of forests as we’ve known them? (March 10, 2021) by by Alastair Gee, Guardian News

A Restoration Framework for Federal Forests in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

GISS Institute on Climate and Planets

A synthesis of current knowledge on forests and carbon storage in the United States

Data set: Above ground forest biomass for Oregon

U.S. Forest Carbon and Climate Change Controversies and Win-Win Policy Approaches

Carbon feedback from forest soils to accelerate global warming

Key Question 3 -What is carbon sequestration and how does it vary among natural systems?

GISS Institute on Climate and Plants

Franklin JF and Johnson KN 2012 A Restoration Framework for Federal Forests in the Pacific Northwest, J of Forestry 110(8):429 – 439

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions (2020) USDA Forest Service

Key Question 4 – What are the national and regional trends and projections for wildfire and why is this important?

Climate Change Set the Conditions for Oregon Fires. Did it Stoke the Flames, Too?

National Interagency Fire Center

Western Wildfire Trends

Rising Temps, Shrinking Snowpack Fuel Western Wildfires

Warming and Earlier Spring Increase Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee

Wildfires In US

X-ray technology reveals California’s forests are in for a radical transformation

We won’t stop California’s wildfires if we don’t talk about climate change

Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice. (2014) Stein, B.A., P. Glick, N. Edelson, and A. Staudt (eds.). National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C

Rogue Basic Cohesive Forest Management Strategy