2021 VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

Climate Change

Climate Change
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Climate Generation

Find out how water and climate change are connected and actions we all can take to solve the climate crisis. Presented by Climate Generation with support from Hennepin County and We All Need Food and Water.

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Produced by the Climate Generation.

Why are forests along the Mississippi River unique? What trees will thrive as our climate shifts?
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Why are forests along the Mississippi River unique?

What trees will thrive as our climate shifts?

The forests along rivers are called floodplain or riparian forests – they are periodically flooded. Riparian forests provide habitat for unique plants, animals and birds. They are also important because as the flood waters slow down when moving through the forest, sediment settles out, cleaning the water and making a great seed bed for plants to germinate. At Crosby Regional Park in St. Paul, the floodplain forest is rapidly changing because many ash trees are dying from the emerald ash borer invasive insect. Local scientists seized this as an opportunity to study what kinds of trees should be replanted there as our climate shifts.

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Produced by USDA Forest Service.

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