Moving trees north to save the forests

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Brian Palik and the Cutfoot ASCC Site were featured in an article detailing assisted migration.

"Palik’s project is an experiment in forest assisted migration, the relocation of trees to help woodlands adapt and flourish despite the heating of their habitats from climate change. Foresters advocating assisted migration are typically not aiming to save specific species — instead, by moving trees, they want to help sustain productive forests for multiple benefits such as carbon storage, water filtration, wildlife habitat, recreational beauty and timber." Check out the article here! 

Figure of Assisted Migration: Population, Range, and Species

Figure Source: Knowable Magazine, adapted from M.I. Williams and R.K. Dumroese, Journal of Forestry 2013