Fewer Spruce in Minnesota? (image) USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station Caption Climate change will have direct and indirect effects on forests in Minnesota. A new assessment from the U.S. Forest Service, 'Minnesota Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis,' assesses the vulnerability of the state's northern forests to climate change. Credit Stephen Handler, U.S. Forest Service Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.