The Dartmouth College Second College Grant is participating in a study called the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network. The goals of this project are to test different silvicultural approaches to climate change adaptation that will also serve as useful examples across the U.S. and Canada.
The Second College Grant is one of the original five ASCC study sites. “The Grant” consists of 27,000 acres of forests, rivers, and wetlands in the Northern Forest region of New Hampshire, and has been owned and managed by Dartmouth College since 1807. The forest is predominantly rich, mesic northern hardwoods dominated by sugar maple, American beech and yellow birch, with minor components of red maple, red spruce, and other species. “The Grant” has long been utilized for timber, but is also recognized as a model forest used for wilderness recreation and forest and natural resource research.
Site Leads & Partners:
Tony D’Amato (University of Vermont and Northeast Climate Science Adaptation Center) is the site lead for the Second College Grant ASCC project. Key partners include Kevin Evans, Dave Lutz, Matt Ayres, Rich Howarth, and Caitlin Hicks Pries (Dartmouth College); Chris Woodall, Dave King, Brian Palik, Paul Schaberg, and Mark Green (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station); Carol Adair, Peter Clark, Alissa Freeman, Jane Foster, Gary Hawley, Paulina Murray, Jennifer Santoro, Alexej Sirén, and Jess Wikle (University of Vermont); Shawn Fraver and Zoe Read (University of Maine); Becca Rowe, Ryan Stephens, Ben Borgmann-Winter, Jeff Garnas, Alix Contosta, and Christopher Ziadeh (University of New Hampshire); Toni Lyn Morelli and Jahiya Clark (University of Massachusetts); Eben Broadbent (University of Florida); Laurel Symes (Cornell University); Dan Evans (Plymouth State University).
Current graduate students involved in the project include Alissa Freeman (UVM), Jess Wikle (UVM), Zoe Read (UMaine), Liz Studer (Dartmouth), Jen Santoro (UVM), Paulina Murray (UVM), and Jahiya Clark (UMass). Past graduate students on the project are: Ben Borgmann-Winter (UNH), Peter Clark (UVM), Fiona Jevon (Dartmouth), and Ryan Stephens (UNH).