SWAP Objectives

  • Synthesize the best available scientific information to assess climate change vulnerability and develop adaption options for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in order to help resource specialists and other interested parties understand, mitigate, and adapt to effects of climate change on natural resources.
  • Provide a scientific foundation to support climate change adaptation in land management planning, ecological restoration, and project design that will have applications across a broad range of resources.

SWAP Target Outcomes

  • Apply scientific information from the vulnerability assessment to land management planning, ecological restoration, and project design.
  • Provide education and training to resource specialists and stakeholders through webinars and a workshop, in conjunction with place-based information.
  • Fulfill components of the USFS Climate Change Scorecard for achieving resiliency to climate change by completing a vulnerability assessment and adaptation options.