There is an increasing need to consider the effects of climate change on ecosystems and identify management actions that respond to these changes. This workshop will support participants that manage pinyon and juniper in ecosystems on the Colorado Plateau in determining which climate impacts are of greatest concern to them, and identify management opportunities for adapting to change. This workshop stems from a collaboration among the BLM, Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS, University of Colorado Boulder, University of California Berkeley, and Colorado State University.
Workshop Dates, Times, and Location:
Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MT
Friday, October 13, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1521 Oakridge Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Workshop Participants Will:
- Review regional and local effects of climate change on pinyon-juniper ecosystems
- Explore resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into pinyon-juniper management
- Identify challenges and opportunities for land managers related to pinyon and juniper
- Test a new decision support and prioritization tool for pinyon and juniper treatments under future climate on the Colorado Plateau
- Develop actionable steps to adapt pinyon and juniper management approaches to changing climate regimes
Prior to the workshop, please take a few minutes to review the following materials.
This workshop is being organized by the University of Colorado, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, the Bureau of Land Management, and the United States Geological Survey.
We will also be hosting a second workshop in spring 2024 for Colorado Plateau managers - location TBD. Please contact Mandy if you are interested in this additional opportunity. Please contact Mandy Slate (email@example.com) with your interest in attending the workshop.
October 12 & 13 Workshop Presentations
- Pinyon-Juniper Adaptation Workshop Facilitation Slides - Courtney Peterson, Colorado State University/Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
- Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Dynamics: Expansion, Contraction, & Thickening - Nichole Barger, University of Colorado
- Climate Change Vulnerability Projections for the CO Plateau - Adam Noel, USGS
- Pinyon Jay Update - Scott Somershoe, US Fish and Wildlife Service