- MT
Virtual via Zoom

Colorado State University, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), and the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station will be hosting a virtual climate change adaptation workshop for folks working on the ecology and management of spruce-fir forests. This workshop will be held virtually on December 8, 9 and 10, 2020. The workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, and will end at noon on Thursday, December 10.

This workshop is part of a project titled the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network, which is a collaborative effort between managers and scientists working to establish a series of experimental trials across a network of diverse forest ecosystem types throughout North America. Each trial is focused on understanding and evaluating management options designed to enable forests to respond to a changing climate. Site-specific treatments are developed according to local conditions and tailored to meet site-specific management objectives, while at the same time aligning under a common framework for answering questions about how different forest types will respond to future climate.

Workshop Goals:

Our workshop focused on spruce-fir forests at the Colorado State Forest will serve two primary purposes:

  1. To engage managers and scientists in the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) co-development framework to create a suite of adaptive experimental silvicultural treatmetns for a Colorado State Forest spruce-fir forest as be part of the ASCC Network.
  2. Begin defining research and monitoring questions as part of the CO spruce-fir ASCC installation.

View the Colorado State Forest ASCC Workshop Agenda here. 

Workshop Pre-Work

To maximize our time together on Zoom, we hope you can review the following information prior to the workshop:


Co-hosts and collaborators

Additional questions about this workshop can be directed to: 

Courtney Peterson's headshot

Courtney Peterson
Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Coordinator
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) Member
Colorado State University

Linda Nagel Headshot

Linda Nagel
Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Principal Investigator
Colorado State University

Next steps

Workshop Files 

Presentations and files to refer to throughout the workshop can be found here:

This event is supported by our partners

The CO State Forest ASCC workshop is organized by the ASCC Network, NIACS, the Colorado State Forest Service, the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. 

CFRI logo
FRS Logo