TACCIMO’s Climate Change Science Aids Forest Planning in South Carolina

 
TACCIMO’s Climate Change Science Aids Forest Planning in South Carolina

The Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina faces a unique set of natural resource management challenges. And since the forest’s land and resource management plan was last revised in 1996, new disturbances, including climate change impacts, have emerged as issues of concern. The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) has been a useful tool for the forest’s planning team who compiled a broad assessment of forest trends and conditions as part of a new management plan currently in development. This team, among the first in the nation to revise its management plan under the U.S. Forest Service’s new Planning Rule, utilized TACCIMO’s in-depth scientific literature reviews and climate projections relevant to Francis Marion to prepare the assessment. The Eastern Threat Center’s TACCIMO team assisted the forest planners with generating this information and provided user-friendly summaries for stakeholders and the forest’s surrounding community. The draft assessment is now available for public review and comment. For additional information about this effort, visit the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative website, and read more in CompassLive...

 

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