The video describes how "humans have had a relationship with forests for eons. But today, Colorado’s forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection. Follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation. Decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado’s long history to unroot the causes and consequences of Colorado’s changing forests."
The draft modeling results are being cirulated to climate experts and land managers. Their input will be incorporated in the final model.
- Which areas will be the most resilient to withstand the changes in our climate?
- Which will provide enough space unaffected by human activity for summer and winter range, for birthing and migration?
- Which will provide enough time – decades and longer – for plants and animals to exercise their innate ability to adapt to changing conditions?
- Where will rare species of wildlife, from lynx to butterflies, have the best chance to flourish?