2014: Climate-Informed Forest Management

The purpose of this forum and field day was to share information on how forest managers in Minnesota can incorporate climate change considerations into forest management decisions. The half-day indoor session will provide information on climate change in Minnesota, potential impacts to regional forests, and how forest managers might adapt to future conditions. The full-day field tour will include ongoing and planned projects that illustrate different ways foresters might address changing conditions through forest management decisions.

May 7, 2014 Forum: Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN
May 8, 2014 Field Day: Chippewa National Forest

Instructors: Alessandra Bottero (USFS NRS), Tony D'Amato (UMN), Paul Dubuque (MN DNR), Stephen Handler (USFS NRS and NIACS), Christel Kern (USFS NRS) , Linda Nagel (UMN), Brian Palik (USFS NRS), Mike Reinikainen (UMN), Rob Slesak (MFRC), Chris Swanston (USFS NRS and NIACS), and Keith Wendt (MN DNR)

Sponsors: Minnesota Forest Resources Council, Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, UMN Department of Forest Resources, Minnesota DNR, USFS Chippewa National Forest, USFS Superior National Forest, USFS Northern Research Station, USFS Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and USFS State & Private Forestry


PDF Flyer and agendas for May 7 and May 8

May 7 Presentations:

May 7 Handouts:

May 7 Forum Recap (.pdf)

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115