2020 Webinar: Operationalizing Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change in Minnesota

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.

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2020 from noon-1pm central
Speakers: Linda Nagel, Colorado State University and Brian Palik, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Cost: $20 per webinar or $50 for the entire 2020 series
CEUs: This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CAT1 CFE by SAF. 

View a flyer for the May webinar (PDF)

You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site:

  • Note: We will not offer free broadcasts at broadcast sites until further notice due to the Covid-19 threat.
All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact us at sfec@umn.edu.

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