The Cook Inlet Chapter of SAF along with the Alaska Northern Forest Cooperative hosted the Alaska Aspen Workshop starting in Fairbanks, Alaska September 12-14, 2017. Beginning with a series of lectures on aspen ecology, complemented with climate change, wildlife habitat, pathology, and entomology. This diverse group of researchers, foresters, wildlife biologists, and fire managers traveled to field sites on Nenana Ridge west of Fairbanks, to the Delta Junction Bison Range, and to several locations around Tok to view aspen stands of various age classes after a suite of treatments including fire and succession. Participants and speakers came together from diverse agencies and consortiums to share their knowledge and experiences. We look forward to another workshop south of the Alaska Range in the coming years. Many thanks to Paul Rogers from the Western Aspen Alliance for his insight and lectures.
*A partnership with the Western Aspen Alliance.