Thomas Timberlake

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PhD Candidate, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University

Climate change compels societies to rethink their relationships with natural environments. I research how the U.S. Forest Service plans and manages for climate change adaptation. Adaptation, in this context, requires scientific information to inform management actions that are more flexible than traditional approaches. However, implementing these new approaches must also comport with existing policy requirements. Successful adaptation proves necessary for forestlands to continue to provide key resources that underpin human wellbeing, including drinking water for downstream communities and recreational opportunities. I intend for my research to support on-the-ground practices, while also contributing to an enhanced theoretical understanding of adaptation.

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Warner College of Natural Resources
Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship