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This report synthesizes adaptation actions to address climate change in urban forest management and promote human health and well-being through nature-based solutions. It compiles and organizes information from a wide range of peer reviewed research and evidence-based reports on climate change adaptation, urban forest management, carbon sequestration and storage, and human health response to urban nature. This report includes the Urban Forest Climate and Health Adaptation Menu, which presents information and ideas for optimizing the climate and human health outcomes of urban forestry projects. to support climate adaptation planning and activities.

Keywords: climate adaptation, urban forests, human health, adaptive management, ecosystem services, green infrastructure

Maria K. Janowiak, Leslie A. Brandt, Kathleen L. Wolf, Mattison Brady, Lindsay Darling, Abigail Derby Lewis, Robert T. Fahey, Kristen Giesting, Eboni Hall, Molly Henry, Maise Hughes, Jason W. Miesbauer, Kailey Marcinkowski, Todd Ontl, Annamarie Rutledge, Lydia Scott, Christopher W. Swanston

(2021). Climate adaptation actions for urban forests and human health. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-203. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 115 p.

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