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Wildlands and Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities

For Immediate Release – September 15th, 2017 Media Contact – Chrissy Beardsley Allen Development and Outreach Director Blue Hill Heritage Trust chrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org (207) 374-5118 Blue Hill Heritage Trust Presents: “Wildlands and Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities,” a presentation of the latest New England Conservation Plan, published by The Harvard Forest and Highstead Foundation. Free admission, light […]

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2017 Mitchell Lecuture on Sustaianability

FACTS versus Values: How Can We Make Better Decisions Keynote Speaker: Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1pm Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies − especially […]

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Maine Forest Dashboard Website Now Available

The University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has partnered with the Maine Forest Service to develop and release the Maine Forest Dashboard website. The website provides current information about aspects of Maine’s forest, including recreation and tourism, conservation, forest products and family forests. The website also provides interactive graphing capabilities with important […]

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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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Carbon Credit Programs Among SFI Participants in Maine

Maine has 17.6 million acres of forests, 17.1 million acres (97%) of which is considered timberland. Maine forest landowners are growing more wood than they harvest, and the carbon in the state’s forests has increased in volume by almost 5% from 2004 to 2012. Over eight million acres in Maine is managed according to the […]

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Forests for Maine’s Future: Maine Just Wants to Be A Forest

The Eastern U.S.: Just Gotta Be a Forest? http://forestsformainesfuture.squarespace.com/fresh-from-the-woods-journal/the-eastern-us-just-gotta-be-a-forest.html By JOE RANKIN, for Forests for Maine’s Future, March 23, 2017 Maine is the most forested state in the nation. About 90 percent. It wasn’t always that way, of course. European settlers in eastern North America initially confronted what they considered a fearful wilderness of trees. […]

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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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Webinar: Responses of Northern Forest Tree Species to Climate Change and Drought

Webinar:  Responses of Northern Forest Tree Species to Climate Change and Drought Heidi Asbjornsen and Matt Vadeboncoeur University of New Hampshire Abstract:  Climate change forecasts predict that the northeastern U.S. will see both an increase in total annual rainfall and a higher frequency of prolonged dry spells.  The extreme drought that affected much of New […]

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