Eastern Canada-USA Forest Science Conferences

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The 2020 ECANUSA Forest Science Conference will be held in central Maine in the Fall of 2020. Details to come!

The northeastern United States and eastern Canada share a vital and common link to the northern forest. In addition to strong economic dependence, people of the region derive considerable recreational, aesthetic, and ecological values from this forest. The future of the region clearly relies upon the sustainable management of this highly valued forest resource.

Because of the northern forest’s importance to the region, forest managers and researchers from the northeastern states and eastern Canadian provinces are working continuously to find solutions to a wide variety of natural resource problems. Great work is occurring on both sides of the US/Canadian border that would be further enhanced by regular information exchange about issues affecting the northern forest. A forum is needed to promote ongoing discussions and collaborations about the latest forest problems, methods, findings, and technologies.


The Eastern CANUSA Forest Science Conference was developed to provide a regular venue for communications among forest managers, forest scientists, policy makers, students, natural resource professionals, and others interested in forest resource issues from both sides of the Canadian/US border. The series has been held biannually since 2002.

2018 Conference: Balancing Forest Production and Conservation

The University of New Brunswick hosted the 9th Eastern CANUSA conference in forest science in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on October 18-20, 2018. An overview of the meeting can be found here. The conference agenda and program are linked below; the meeting proceedings also will be available on this site as soon as they become available. The next meeting will be held by the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests in 2020.

2018 Program with Abstracts

2018 Agenda

ECANUSA Past Programs and Proceedings