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Lance A. Asherin

Lance A. Asherin
Forest and Woodland Ecosystems
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
United States
Current Research

I am the manager for the long-term mensuration research studies in Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming. I maintain databases associated with mensuration studies and assists in silvicultural research. I am certified as a Region 2 Silviculturist.

Current Silviculture Research I am working on:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating the irregular uneven-aged silvicultural system as a viable method for creating resilient forests.
  • Identifying spatial explicit reference conditions for ponderosa pine and dry mixed conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range and the Black Hills for restoration prescription development
  • Assessing spatially heterogeneous forest structure impact on fire behavior
  • Characterizing patterns of tree regeneration following large wildfire
  • Utilizing long-term growth studies to validate and calibrate the Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • Colorado State University, B.S., Forestry, 1985
Awards & Recognition
  • Outstanding Science Support, 2011
    Science Support
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Research Highlights

Big Trees, Bark Beetles, Goshawks, and Timber

Year: 2019
Throughout the Rocky Mountains over the last century, large ponderosa pine trees provided lumber for growing cities and towns, along with fuel and timber for the mining and railroad industries. Most of these forests are now occupied by dense, young, and mid-aged forests highly susceptible to mortali...

Goshawks, bark beetles, and timber management: Can they coexist?

Year: 2017
Wildlife habitat and timber production are critical elements of the management of many national forests. The Black Hills National Forest in Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming has provided a thriving timber economy for over 100 years. The forest, a habitat for the northern goshawk, has bee...