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NSF grant awarded to develop framework to harness forest ecosystem integrity, resilience data

August 28, 2019

The Ecological Forestry Lab will be part of this great new NSF-funded collaboration between UMaine, UVM, and UNH. 

We'll be working on using complex data from regional forest inventories and growth an yield models to support decision-making for a range of ecosystem services (including timber and carbon)....

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A new benchmark report shows that New Hampshire communities own more than 180,000 acres of undeveloped forests, fields and wetlands.

February 6, 2019

Before the Northern Forest Center, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH Extension) and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) completed their extensive inventory of Town & Community Forests, the extent of forest and other conservation land owned by towns was unknown. 

For more on the report, see this article in the...

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Summertime Means Field Work for UNH Student Researchers

August 29, 2018

Communication Director Lori Wright at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station put together a nice video of Ecological Forestry Lab M.S. student Chad Hammer's summer field work (based on Chad's Tweets from the field). It was a hot summer - good thing the crew spent their days walking in streams!  

https://www.colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2018/08/fieldwork

 

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Maine Forest Management Hampering Ability of Forests to Reap Climate Benefits

May 31, 2018

Change in Practices Could Result in More Carbon Storage, Less Greenhouse Gases

Over the last 20 years, Maine’s forests have become younger and less dense. As a result, forests are not providing the most climate benefits that they could through carbon sequestration and storage. However, more carbon could be stored over the next 100 years with less frequent harvests of smaller amounts of wood from each acre, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

Continuation of business-as-usual...

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