The Dartmouth College Second College Grant is participating in a network-wide study called Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC). The goals of this project are to test different silvicultural approaches to climate change adaptation that will also serve as useful examples across the country.
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 Administrators and 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 Dartmouth College (Matt Ayres, Kevin Evans, Rich Howarth, Dave Lutz, Caitlin Pries, Fiona Jevon, Liz Studer), USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (Chris Woodall, Dave King, Brian Palik, Paul Schaberg, Mark Green), University of Vermont (Peter Clark, Jane Foster, Gary Hawley, Jennifer Santoro), University of Maine (Shawn Fraver), University of New Hampshire (Becca Rowe and Ryan Stephens), University of Massachusetts (Toni Lyn Morelli and Alexej Sirén), University of Florida (Eben Broadbent), and Cornell University (Laurel Symes). Graduate students involved in the project include Peter Clark (UVM), Fiona Jevon (Dartmouth), Jen Santoro (UVM), Liz Studer (Dartmouth), and Alexej Sirén (UMass).