2014 CRSF Annual Report
2014 Annual Report (pdf)
Edited by Robert G. Wagner and Meg Fergusson
Layout and design by Pam Wells of Oakleaf Studios
- CRSF researchers raised $1.73 million in external funds for research on commercial forests, conservation lands, and family forests.
- CRSF research resulted in 28 journal articles, 18 book chapters, research reports, and graduate theses, and our researchers delivered more than 43 professional and public presentations.
- Through its Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), CRSF has forest landowner members with more than 8.2 million acres of Maine’s forests.
- The Family Forest Research Unit conducted research to develop and implement social work models of landowner engagement, applied risk theory to predict woody biomass supply, and surveyed landowners about their knowledge and attitudes toward invasive forest pests.
- The Conservation Lands Program focuses on Maine’s nearly 2.5 million acres of protected lands with research on the balance of land conservation, working lands protection, and land development activities. The Maine Futures Community Mapper, an online tool for assessing land use across two large watersheds, was launched.
- The Howland Research Forest is now under CRSF in collaboration with the USFS Northern Research Station.