Climate Change – July 2010 concepts

The Forest Service has been committed to understanding and responding to climate change for many years. The recently published “Forest Service Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change” and the accompanying scorecard affirm our commitment to playing a leadership role in climate change adaptation and mitigation, and make the Forest Service better able to bring science and technology... Read More

Resilience – July 2010 concepts

The capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure is called “resilience.” For national forest system units (NFS units), which include national forests, grasslands and prairies, resilience means that even in the face of disturbances—such as wildfire, drought, pests and diseases, invasive species, and climate change—plant and... Read More