2015 CRSF Annual Report
2015 Annual Report (pdf)
Center programs were successful in a number of areas. The Commercial Forests Research Program, headed by Drs. Bob Wagner and Brian Roth, led a dozen stakeholder-driven research projects for 35 member organizations through the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU) representing half of Maine’s forest, led development of a statewide spruce budworm assessment, and provided members with updated depth-to-water-table maps for the State of Maine. Dr. Rob Lilieholm made two new videos about the Maine Futures Community Mapper tool for the Conservation Lands Research Program. In the Family Forests Research Program, Dr. Jessica Leahy worked closely with the Small Woodland Owner Association of Maine (SWOAM) to assist small family forest owners with their estate planning needs, and to better understand the intergenerational transfer of forestlands which will affect the future of a third of Maine’s forest in the coming decades.