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...
A recent paper led by The Nature Conservancy highlights the role of forests as a "natural climate solution". This topic is a primary focus of research in the Ecological Forestry Lab. An NHPR story on this paper made the connection to New Hampshire's forests and reached out to Dr. Gunn for comment.
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!
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.