Eric Walberg

Senior Program Leader, Climate Services

There is no more cost-effective way to prepare North American forests for climate change than to engage major timberland owners. Manomet is building a network of forest managers, bringing them up to speed on climate science, and developing management approaches to maximize the vitality and resilience of forests in a rapidly warming climate. This is how we enact climate solutions at a scale that matters.

The private forestry sector in the U.S. is an enormous, untapped lever for climate preparedness. Forests provide most of our clean drinking water, store vast amounts of carbon, and provide wildlife habitat. To maintain these benefits in the face of the rapidly changing climate, forest landscapes need to be managed differently. Corporate forest owners and managers are the only ones in position to implement these changes on the approximately 400 million acres of forest under their management in North America.