Would you like to spend a summer doing important bird research in the remote North Maine Woods? We are seeking a field assistant to participate in a study of birds and commercial forestry north of Moosehead Lake, Maine. The project is a replication of a study conducted by the Principal Investigators 30 years ago. The successful applicant will work with the Field Crew Leader on a daily basis. Lodging will be at a rustic logging camp about 45 miles west of Millinocket and 32 miles north of Greenville, in Northeast Carry Township (45.924829° -69.577224°).
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.