Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Forested Ecosystems of Alaska

Project Overview

Dates: October 2009—September 2010

Status: 
Completed

Primary Scientists: 

Mendenhall Lake in the Tongass National Forest (left) courtesy of the US Forest Service.
Forested Communities of Alaska Map (middle) courtesy of Scenarios  Network for Alaska Planning.
Spruce Beetle infested forest (right) courtesy of UAF Cooperatve Extension Service.


Stakeholder Workshop


The goals of this project are to review and synthesize existing knowledge, provide a baseline and scenarios of change, and identify data gaps and uncertainties related to climate change effects of forested areas in Alaska.  A November 2009 stakeholder workshop provided an opportunity to engage with the core research team to identify what issues are most important to stakeholders and how we can address these issues to create a relevant and useful report.  Participants included representatives from: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska State Division of Forestry, National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, SEACC, Tanana Chiefs Conference, The Nature Conservancy, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U. S. Forest Service, U. S. Geological Survey, and University of Alaska.


Workshop Materials (PDF):AgendaOverview of the project goals and methods (Teresa Hollingsworth)Overview of SNAP products and scenarios (Scott Rupp)Draft outline of project report (Scott Rupp and Teresa Hollingsworth)Breakout group instructions


For more information, please contact: Teresa Hollingsworth, 907-474-2424 or Sarah Trainor, 907-474-7878 


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