Agriculture

Climate change transforms Great Lakes forests

Nov 21, 2017
Samantha Harrington

Second of three parts

In Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin, it's easy to see what makes the forests of the Upper Midwest so special. They transition between Southern trees like oak and white pine, and the northern trees like fir and spruce.

But climate change is bringing more intense storms – as well as warmer winters. And that can hurt forests.  

  

Veronica Volk

What does a dairy cow have to do with keeping the environment healthy? At the recent Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo people were invited to witness that connection first hand -- and how it played into one farmer’s economic survival.