Initiatives

The North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Work Group (NC-ADAPT) Exploring the impacts of increasingly extreme weather events and changing climatic conditions on the agricultural and forestry sectors of North Carolina, and constructing an adaptive management plan to improve agriculture and forestry resiliency and further enhance the economic viability of these sectors for decades to come.

NC-STRAT Adaptive Management Strategies
From the very first seeds that were planted in the ground to the first meat and dairy animals that were domesticated, producers have historically been making adjustments to meet the many challenges of variable and extreme weather events. The history of the North Carolina agriculture and forestry is a tale of adaptation and remarkable progress in the face of these challenges. Leaders from the Tar Heel State’s commodity crop, livestock, forestry and specialty crop sectors developed sector-specific recommendations for adaptive management practices, policies and programs. The individual reports can be reviewed at Keeping North Carolina’s Farms and Forests Vibrant and Resilient through Adaptive Management:

NC-STRAT Adaptive Management Executive Summary

NC-STRAT Report Development Process Synopsis

NC-ADAPT Project Overview, Jan. '16

Summit Program - August 11, 2015
Program Agenda, Presentations, & Synopsis

Statement of NC-ADAPT Work Group Co-Chairs Concluding Ag, Forestry Adaptation Summit

NC-ADAPT Work Group Members

Keeping North Carolina Farms and Forests Vibrant and Resilient: An Adaptive Management Planning Strategy