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CRSF Releases Year 3 EPSCoR Track-2 Annual Progress Report

The University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has just released its annual progress report on the NSF-funded INSPIRES project, which leverages unique expertise from the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and Alabama A&M University to construct a digital framework to better assess, understand, and forecast this complex […]

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INSPIRES: Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems using High Spatio-temporal Resolution

CRSF is pleased to announce a publication by cross-institutional members of our NSF-sponsored EPSCoR Track 2 project, Leveraging Intelligent Informatics and Smart Data for Improved Understanding of Northern Forest Ecosystem Resilience (INSPIRES). Their article, Sharing Wireless Spectrum in the Forest Ecosystems Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, has just been published in the International Journal […]

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Carbon Flux at Howland Forest Focus of Maine Public Story

Maine Public focuses on Howland Forest as part of their series “Climate Driven: A deep dive into Maine’s response, one county at a time.” Howland Forest is a long-term research site focusing on fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane, water, and energy, as well as other terrestrial processes, to better understand the forest carbon cycle, particularly […]

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New Research Funding Will Address Health & Sustainability of Regional Forests

NSRC Funds 12 Northern Forest Projects Research in Maine Will Address Climate Impacts on Tree Regeneration, Eastern White Pine Health, Wetland Ecology, & Forest Habitat Orono, ME — Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) Directors are pleased to announce 12 grants totaling nearly $2 million of federal funding and close to $1.1 million of matching funding […]

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Accounting for Forest Carbon Markets: An Informed Approach

News Release Carbon Conundrums: Do United States’ Current Carbon Market Baselines Represent an Undesirable Ecological Threshold? A.W. D’Amato1, C.W. Woodall2, A.R. Weiskittel3, C.E. Littlefield1,4, L.T. Murray5 1University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources; 2USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory & Analysis; 3University of Maine, Center for Research on Sustainable Forests; 4Conservation Science Partners; […]

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NSRC Releases Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund RFP

Northeastern States Research Cooperative Knowledge to guide the future of Northern Forest communities The NSRC Announces the 2022 Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund Request for Proposals The Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) recognizes and respects the deep, primary knowledge of Tribal Nations in the Northern Forest. In support of this knowledge, the NSRC announces the 2022 request […]

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Newly Published Forest Research

Tree quality and value: Results in northern conifer stands after 65 years of silviculture and harvest by Maren Granstrom (UMaine), Mindy S. Crandall, Laura S. Kenefic (USFS), and Aaron Weiskittel (UMaine) US Forest Service and UMaine/CRSF-affiliated scientists Maren Granstrom, Laura Kenefic, Mindy Crandall, and Aaron Weiskittel assess conifer stands for quality and value of harvested […]

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CRSF Releases 4-Year Review of Successes and Strategic Goals for the Future

Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) Center Review, 2018-2022 Over the past four years, the CRSF has grown significantly in its capacity and overall impact on multiple fronts, including research, outreach, and education. This report summarizes its successes and challenges to enhance our understanding of Maine’s forest resources in an increasingly complex world. As […]

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Forest Climate Webinar Series Resumes in February

CRSF’s Forest Climate Change Initiative will continue to partner with the Forest Stewards Guild in its ongoing Science and Practice: Addressing Forest Climate Change in Maine Webinar and Field Tour Series. The noontime webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 23, followed on February 24 with a field tour on the Schoodic Peninsula. Registration is […]

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