Remote Attendance via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84012432627?pwd=N1p2Wk9hZTJCT3JpSFM1RFFqQUxtdz09
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
Workshop Contact: David.A.Lutz@dartmouth.edu
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.