Workshop for Constructing Tanana Valley State Forest Future Management Scenarios


Remote Attendance via Zoom:

Project Facilitator: David Lutz, Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Project Team: Adrianna Foster, Project Scientist, Climate & Global Dynamics Lab, NCAR

            Scott Goetz, Professor, Northern Arizona University

            Shelby Sundquist, Graduate Student, Northern Arizona University

            Michael Palace, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire

            Franklin Sullivan, Research Scientist, Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire

            Manual Lerdau, Professor, Environmental Sciences Dept., University of Virginia

            Xi Yang, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences Dept., University of Virginia

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Workshop Objective: The goal of the workshop is to elicit specific details regarding scenarios of future management of the Tanana Valley State Forest (TVSF) located in Alaska. Specifically, our team would like to understand how members of the community who utilize this State Forest would prefer it to be managed in a scenario of significant changes to climate over the next two management cycles (40 years). Once these preferences are collected, we will utilize a computational forest model to simulate future forest conditions under climate change scenarios to understand potential changes to the TVSF.

To gather your input, you will be asked first to discuss sets of silvicultural strategies that may be relied upon for current and future management. Then, we will discuss how these strategies could be utilized in the future in several management sub-units within TVSF. During this process, you will be able to discuss and deliberate with your peers. We will have maps and information regarding each sub-unit available so that you can think through potential changes and adaptation strategies.

Location: Alaska Department of Natural Resources Large Conference Room
Address: 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks (get directions)
Contact Name: David Lutz
Contact E-mail:


May 5, 2022 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



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