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Nova Scotia Budworm Trees

Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Benefits from Salvaging Dead Trees Balance Short-Term Excess Emissions

April 13, 2020

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.

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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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