Climate Change and the Future of Our Forests

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  • In the next 30 years Wisconsin is expected to get hotter and wetter, greatly impacting our forests. Wildfires will become more common. Floods will increase in frequency and intensity. Insect pests and invasive species will intensify their threat to the forests of our state. We may even lose some of our iconic tree species, such as paper birch and balsam fir. Join Matt Dallman, Deputy State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, at the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society talk at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 20 at the ADRC Lincoln Center, 1419 Water Street in Stevens Point, as he looks at the changes to Wisconsin's forests, how we manage them, and what we can do to adapt and mitigate the impact of those changes.
    Matt has over 20 years' experience working on conservation projects throughout Wisconsin. As Deputy State Director, he oversees the Conservancy's statewide conservation activities as well as projects that focus on resilient forests. In his time with the Conservancy, he has been involved with projects protecting more than 110,000 acres of natural areas to working forests. Matt's academic training is in Wildlife Management while attending University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Conservation Biology, researching neotropical birds' use of forests, while at Central Michigan University.

Climate Change and the Future of Our Forests