Climate Change Forest Study
NEAR NORTH ENVIRO-EDUCATION CENTRE JOINS INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO CATALOGUE AND STUDY THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Following the United Nations 1992 biodiversity convention, the Smithsonian Institution developed protocol to inventory and monitor forests using one-hectare plots. This protocol is used internationally to ensure the conservation of biological diversity. The Near North Enviro-Education Centre is employing the Smithsonian protocol to contribute to Go Global, a collaborative long-term study monitoring forest biodiversity.
A local, Sundridge, one-hectare area has been divided into 25 quadrats; this will be the location of the targeted study. We join dozens of other organisations in providing scientific data to researchers who are trying to determine the effect of climate change on the forests and investigate ways of mitigating the negative impacts. Each year NNEEC will gather data through compiling data on various aspects of the tree such as the girth, height, health and more. In order to do this we need your help!
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