Field Day: Adaptive Silviculture Lessons for Timber Oriented Managers

Group walking past log pile in forest

This is a field day, following a September 20, 2022 presentation by the same name. We strongly recommend that field day attendees watch the presentation before coming.  

The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project is designed to demonstrate adaptation options to natural resource managers and help them integrate climate change considerations into silvicultural decision making. Climate adaptation approaches being examined are designed to sustain ecosystem services into the future, including timber production. As one of the original developers of the ASCC adaptation framework, Brian Palik will discuss research results of interest to stakeholders having timber (or revenue) production as primary objectives. For example, what are the timber production tradeoffs, if any, associated with treatments designed to increase resilience? What growth responses have been observed since treatments were implemented? How are novel timber species, i.e., those adapted to climate change, responding to the treatments? How can these results inform management in similar forest ecosystems across the northern Lake States?

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 9am to 3pm
Instructors: Brian Palik, US Forest Service and Eli Sagor, UMN-SFEC
Cost: $75 SFEC members, $140 SFEC non-members, $40 students (all rates increase 10% one week before the event)
Lunch and refreshments provided.

Registration link coming soon.

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Eli Sagor at

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