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F 574 - Climate Adaptive Forest Management

Climate Adaptive Forest Management is a component of the Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester. In this course, we will apply climate science and adaptive silviculture strategies to real-world forest management scenarios. This course will help foster your skills in evaluating and applying climate adaptation principles within a forest management context and communicating a range of climate change impacts and adaptation responses with diverse audiences.

Textbooks and Course Materials:
We will have required readings that will typically be posted on Canvas. There will be exceptions where students are expected to find the resources online. Further, there are a number of videos which will either be posted to Canvas or are linked in the descriptions.

There are substantial supplementary texts and videos available in each module. These are intended to help reinforce ideas and provide additional context to the core ideas presented. As the name suggests these are supplemental in that they are not required reading but will certainly be worth the time investment..


F 325 (Silviculture); Bachelor's degree required.


Courtney Peterson
Courtney Peterson

Courtney Peterson is a Research Associate in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department and the coordinator of the Advanced Silviculture Certificate program. Her primary role is to serve as the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network coordinator where she focuses on disseminating ASCC project findings and translating them into outreach and training opportunities with land managers and scientists working to manage forests for climate change adaptation. Courtney collaborates with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) on climate science communication and adaptation initiatives, and work to connect partners to NIACS programs, resources, and training opportunities. Prior to working for the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department, she was the Wildfire Mitigation Education Coordinator for the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS).