Starting in 2019, Mississippi Park Connection will partner with the National Park Service, the City of Saint Paul, Colorado State University, and the U.S. Forest Service to implement an adaptive silviculture for climate change project in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
ASCC is a national project based out of Colorado State University which seeks to establish a series of experimental silvicultural trials across a network of different forest ecosystem types throughout the United States. Scientists, land managers, and partners are developing trial sites as a part of a multi-region study researching long-term ecosystem responses to a range of climate change adaptation actions.
Our project will have two phases, the first of which will focus on floodplain forests in St. Paul's Crosby Regional Park. We will work with land managers to define three levels of adaptive management: resistance, resilience, and transition.