About Courtney

I am a Research Associate serving as the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network coordinator. I focus on disseminating ASCC project findings and translating them into outreach and training opportunities with land managers and scientists working to manage forests for climate change adaptation. I am also a Climate Adaptation Specialist with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub, supporting partners through assistance in climate science communication and adaptation planning, resources, and training. I coordinate and teach a Climate Adaptive Forest Management course for the online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Silviculture designed for practicing forestry professionals interested in increasing their skills in applying science-based decisions within an adaptive management context. Prior to working for the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department, I was the Wildfire Mitigation Education Coordinator for the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) where I developed and implemented outreach, education, and public awareness campaigns related to forest health, fire adapted communities, and wildfire mitigation for a diverse range of audiences.

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  • Climate change adaptation
  • Adaptive forest management
  • Human dimensions of natural resources


M.S., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Fort Collins , 2014

B.S., Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism, Concentration Environmental Communication - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, 2012

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • CO-WY Society of American Foresters Young Forester Leadership Award, 2018


  • American Society of Adaptation Professionals
  • Society of Women Environmental Professionals
  • Society of American Foresters

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