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Courtney Peterson is a Research Associate in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. One of her major roles is to serve as the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Coordinator, where she focuses on disseminating ASCC (www.adaptivesilviculture.org) project findings and translating them into outreach and training opportunities with land managers and scientists working to manage forests for climate change adaptation.
Courtney also collaborates with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) (https://www.facebook.com/theNIACS/) on climate science communication and adaptation initiatives, and works to connect partners to NIACS programs, resources, and training opportunities. Prior to working for the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department, Courtney was the Wildfire Mitigation Education Coordinator for the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) (https://www.facebook.com/CSUForestRangelandStewards/) where she 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.
Courtney earned her MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University (CSU), and her master’s research involved a public perception survey of the Colorado State Forest Service’s management of state and private lands. Courtney has a BS in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism with a concentration in Environmental Communication, and minors in Conservation Biology and Music Performance, also from CSU.
As an environmental communication major, Courtney learned about the importance of science communication and how important it is to be able to tell your story about your research and science to diverse audiences.
The world of social media provides a whole suite of tools that can be utilized to help tell this story.
When she is not working, Courtney loves playing violin in a local volunteer orchestra and traveling the world to experience new places. Courtney also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.