Commercial Forests

CFRU Announces Bats in Forest Management Webinar

CFRU Webinar: Considering Bats in Forest Management November 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm This webinar will begin with an overview by Dr. Erik Blomberg (University of Maine) of the ecology of tri-colored bats and their status as a species that has been recently petitioned for listing through the Endangered Species Act. Dr. Blomberg will also discuss a previous CFRU-funded project on the […]

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CFRU to Host Spruce Budworm Webinar

CFRU Webinar Series Spruce Budworm: Monitoring and Early Intervention Strategies February 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST Qualifies for 1 category 1 CFE credit The first webinar in our new CFRU series will focus on spruce budworm monitoring and early intervention strategies. Following an update on spruce budworm conditions in Maine by Allison Kanoti, Rob Johns […]

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The Maine Woods: A Landscape of Working Forests and Collaborative Conservation

Conference registration now open for the conference to be held in Bangor and Maine’s North Woods, October 3-5, 2017. Topics include: managing forests at a landscape scale, working forest conservation easements, aquatic connectivity, and public use of private lands. For more information click on the link below. Tenth Annual Private Lands Partners Day  

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Influence of Spatial Structure on Forest Growth and Stand Dynamics

NSRC researchers Aaron Weiskittel, Christian Kuehne, and Shawn Fraver examined effects of forest thinning treatments on forest stand and individual-tree growth and on changes in forest structure. Researchers also assessed how distance from forwarder (machinery that carries logs) trails influences individual-tree growth. They used measurements from six spruce-fir study locations across northern Maine that were […]

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Maine’s Forest Products Industry Ready to Reinvent Itself

It’s time for Maine’s forest products industry to reinvent itself. Here’s how. By Yellow Light Breen and Patrick Strauch, Special to the BDN Posted Jan. 19, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.  BDN File Workers cut logs at the American Forest Management wood yard in Passadumkeag, Jan. 18, 2017. Maine’s forest products industry finds itself in an […]

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