SWAP Approach & Schedule

  • Develop a science-management partnership comprised of key personnel from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, USFS Pacific Northwest Region, Pacific Northwest Research Station, and other interest groups.
  • Develop a climate change vulnerability assessment that addresses the following priority resource areas: aquatic systems, vegetation and disturbance, special habitats, and ecosystem services and recreation.
  • Convene a workshop for the science- management partnership, resource specialists, and other interested parties, identify and discuss the most significant vulnerabilities to climate change in southwest Washington, and develop specific adaptation strategies and tactics, focusing on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
  • Compile all information into a living document; conduct peer review and publish a USFS General Technical Report.