The next major eastern spruce budworm outbreak likely will hit Northeastern United States forests over the next few years, putting more than 11.4 million acres of forest and 94.8 million metric tons of stored carbon in spruce and balsam fir at risk. While salvaging these trees for energy or lumber increases carbon dioxide emissions in the short-term, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have found that certain forest management practices result in long-term benefits that can balance these short-term setbacks.
dr_johnsgunn@NH_AES fieldwork in the time of COVID-19. Happy to at least start getting some initial data on water temperature and stream invertebrates in our riparian invasive plant and fish habitat study in northern NH. Great day to be standing in a cold stream! w/ @NBFureyt.co/v6spP8XRRS