Katie Frerker

Title: Climate Adaptation Specialist
Region(s): USDA Forest Service Eastern Region
Phone: Email preferred

Katie Frerker is a Climate Adaptation Specialist with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), a USDA Forest Service initiative composed of Federal, research, conservation, higher education, and tribal organizations. She holds a B.S. in Urban and Community Forestry from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Botany and Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the NIACS team she worked as a Natural Resources Specialist at the Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on the Superior National Forest (MN) as their Ecologist and Climate Change Coordinator. In her current role, she provides technical advice and assistance in a wide range of forest adaptation and carbon management activities with an emphasis on National Forest units within the Forest Service’s Eastern Region.