ADV - Webinar: Operationalizing Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change in Minnesota
Cloquet, MN 55720
Forest managers need climate-adaptive management strategies to address future climatic changes. However, there is a lack of on-the-ground research to indicate what adaptation tactics might be effective in preparing forest ecosystems to deal with climate change and other emerging stressors. The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project was designed to translate three common adaptation strategies (resistance, resilience, and transition; RRT) into on-the-ground operational-scale research through a network of replicated sites testing ecosystem-specific climate change treatments across this gradient of adaptive approaches. The first installation of this project is on the Cutfoot Experimental Forest, Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota, in a mature red pine dominated (natural origin) forest. A creative suite of silvicultural treatments were designed along the RRT spectrum, with some treatments including planting both native tree species and assisted migration of novel species. Initial results from this study along with on-going research and management questions will be presented.
This webinar is part of the Sustainable Forest Education Cooperative 2020 series. You may register for each session individually for $20.00 or the entire series for $50.00. Registration and further details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-sfec-umn-extension-forestry-webinar-series-registration-72744477691.
The course cost is $20 and includes course manuals and supplies.
Meeting from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:
- Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.
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