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Vital Research Being Done at Howland Research Forest

John Lee, a University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests researcher and the Howland site manager, has been quietly churning out groundbreaking data about climate change and carbon sequestration. Lee and partners at the U.S. Forest Service, NASA and other institutions have created one of the world’s best records of atmospheric flux, measuring […]

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Spruce Budworm Focus of Two Recent Podcasts

Spruce budworm is a native insect that causes major damage to Maine’s spruce-fir forests on a regular cycle. Over the last several years, Spruce budworm populations in Maine have left the “stable” phase and appear to be building, while areas of Quebec are in the midst of a severe outbreak and New Brunswick has been working […]

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Forest Climate Change Session at 2019 Maine Sustainability Conference

2019 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference hosted by the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions March 28, 2019 Augusta Civic Center Forest Climate Change Session 1:30-4:00 pm This session will highlight the goals of the CRSF’s Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI) and begin a larger discussion on research priorities. In […]

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CRSF Launches YouTube Channel

The CRSF is now uploading a variety of video content to our new YouTube channel (Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, UMaine). Check out forestry-related webinars, research forest news, and related content! Start here with a bird’s eye view of the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic, Maine:  

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CFRU Results Series: Managing Spruce-Fir Forests, For the Birds

A CFRU-funded study conducted in response to concerns regarding declining bird populations in the Atlantic Northern Forest region has hatched new insights on the associations between richness of spruce-fir associated bird species and diverse forest management practices. You can view that report here.

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CRSF Releases Annual Report

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has released it’s 2018 Annual Report, a comprehensive report of Center-related forest research, new initiatives, and outreach efforts. You can download the full report here, or contact us for a printed copy. Highlights of 2018 CRSF began managing and coordinating the Climate and Forest Network, an outreach effort to […]

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Forest Adaptation Listening Session: Dec 6 at Wells Conference Center

Wells Conference Center December 6, 2018 1-4 pm The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the Forest Stewards Guild are seeking input from forest managers, researchers, and other natural resource professionals to explore science needs related to climate change and adaptation of the forest in response to these changes. The aim of the session is […]

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Daigneault, Silka on Measuring “Resilience” in Natural Resource-Dependent Communities

George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Out on a Limb: Measuring ‘Resilience’ in Natural Resource-Dependent Communities October 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Free Adam Daigneault, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources; Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Linda Silka, Senior Fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions How do we define resilience? What are the […]

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