News & Events

New 10-Year Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan Released

News release Oct. 14, 2019 Contact: Jack Witham, CRSF associate scientist,   Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has published the 2019-2029 Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan. The strategic plan grew out of a recent National Science Foundation Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories planning grant that […]

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Remote Sensing/Geospatial Analysis Grad Assistantships Announced

Graduate Assistantships in Remote Sensing/Geospatial Analysis School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME  USA Graduate research assistantships are available at the School of Forest Resources in the area of Remote Sensing with a particular focus on forest health to support highly qualified MS/Ph.D. students to start in Spring 2020, Fall 2020 or as soon as […]

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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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