Forest Forecasts

Shifts in temperature and precipitation, as consequence of climate change, will inevitably alter landscapes.

One of the consequences of a changing climate will be changes to where trees grow. Already we’re seeing low elevation south facing slopes in Colorado shift from aspen forest to shrubland. ACES, in partnership with the University of Arizona, created the forest forecast model, a revolutionary tool that uses climatological record, species observations, and climate models to visualize what the forest of tomorrow might look like.