BMAP Project Overview
The BMAP is a science-management partnership among the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Pacific Northwest Region, Oregon State University, and resource managers in the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests. The partnership builds on the success of two similar climate change partnerships in the Olympic Peninsula and in the North Cascades, Washington (North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership). These efforts provide a foundation for climate change adaptation work in on U.S. Forest Service land.
Scientific literature and expert knowledge will be used to assess vulnerability to climate change. For each resource sector – hydrology and access, fisheries, and vegetation and disturbance – managers will identify strategies (general approaches) and tactics (on-the-ground actions) for adapting resources and management practices to climate change. The final product of the BMAP process will be a general technical report. Resource managers can use the publication as a state-of-science reference for addressing climate change and as a source of adaption options.