Conferences and Tours
As part of the CFRU’s mission to disseminate the latest research to stakeholders and policy makers alike, it stages periodic conferences and tours on a variety of topics.
Moose Density and Forest Regeneration
2012 Fall Field Tour
October 18, 2012
This is a joint tour with the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society and will be held on Plum Creek property on the east side of Moosehead Lake. Moose are an iconic species in Maine and are both economically and ecologically important to the North Woods. However, where moose density is high, browsing can negatively impact forest regeneration. There will presentations from biologists, scientists and land managers.
Early Commercial Thinning Research Site Visit
May 24, 2012
Join us to discuss post harvest stand condition, biomass retention, and operational challenges at the Summit Township Early Commercial Thinning project site. Meet and park at 12 PM at the boat launch on Route 2 across from the Greenfield Road (Gazetteer 33D4).
Capturing Value Through Thinning
2012 Spring Forester's Workshop
May 16, 2012
This biennial event is geared towards foresters, operations managers and planners who are making decisions about thinning activities. Presentations in this workshop will highlight results from several CFRU thinning research projects and some from away, while providing an industry perspective towards maximizing the value from these operations.
Early Commercial Thinning Research Site Visit
November 14, 2011
This is an opportunity to discuss preliminary findings of post harvest assessment and biomass retention implications at the Summit Township project site. Meet and park at 1 PM at the boat launch on Route 2 across from the Greenfield Road (Gazetteer 33D4). University vans will provide transportation to the project site.
Managing Maine's Future Forest: The Spruce Budworm 'Sea of Wood'
2011 Fall Field Tour
October 27, 2011
This tour will explore the key management issues facing CFRU members with the 'Sea of Wood' that is coming from spruce budworm era stands established in the 1970's and 80's across northern Maine. Hosted by Plum Creek Timber, this year's CFRU Fall Field Tour will feature a visit to the Austin Pond Study site that was established by CFRU in 1977.
Maine's Bioenergy Marketplace: What You Need to Know
2010 Fall Field Tour
October 7, 2010
This year's tour will consist of presentations highlighting various aspects of the growing bioenergy marketplace in the State of Maine. It will also include a tour of the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Facility, which is on the cutting edge of developing biofuels generation technology.
Research Forum: Lessons from the Past - Research for the Future
2010 Spring Forester's Workshop
May 20, 2010
This research forum is geared for all employees of CFRU member organizations. This
latest installment of our biennial workshop will highlight the most recent results
from several CFRU research projects, in an effort to get the best information to
the practitioners who manage Maine's forest.
Spruce Budworm: What's Past is Prologue
2009 Fall Field Tour
October 29, 2009
The CFRU will hold its annual meeting and fall field tour for its members this October.
This year we will focus on spruce budworm and its effects on our past, present and
future forest in this combined forum and field tour. All CFRU members are encouraged
to join us for this event.
Northeastern Forest Health Field Workshop
June 3-5, 2009
The CFRU, U. Maine's School of Forest Resources,
the Maine Division of the Society of American Foresters
and the Maine Forest Service recently
co-sponsored this meeting to discuss and investigate ways to manage Maine's forests
with forest health in mind. About 50 forest researchers, pathologists, entomogolists,
silviculturists and managers convened at Schoodic Education and Research Center and
in the woods of Downeast Maine. The workshop was a terrific success and participants
came away with a better understanding of how to integrate forest health issues such
as beech bark disease, white pine blister rust, and spruce budworm, into forest
management to mitigate risk. Many thanks go to our CFRU member hosts - Black Bear
Forest (American Forest Management) and Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.
The 4th Biennial Eastern Canada - United States (ECANUSA) Forest Science Conference
October 17-18, 2008
The northeastern United States and eastern Canada
share a vital and common link to the northern forest. In addition to strong economic
dependence, people of the region derive considerable recreational, aesthetic, and
ecological values from this forest. The future of the region clearly relies upon
the sustainable management of this highly valued forest resource. The 4th biennial ECANUSA conference brought
together over 140 participants from all over the northeast United States and eastern
provinces of Canada. The conference boasted 56 oral presentations, 37 posters and
a half-day field tour. We look forward to the next ECANUSA in 2010 in Edmunston,
Lynx on the Landscape: What you need to know
2008 Fall Field Tour
October 28, 2008
This combined workshop and Fall Field Tour presented recent findings from CFRU
research on past, present and future landscape-scale lynx habitat. We visited field sites
on member lands to discuss the stand-scale implications of this research, revisited
habitat and talked about ways to implement lynx habitat at various scales. This event brought together over 35 forest managers wildlife biologists and scientists
from around Maine. Thanks to the Greenville American Legion Hall for hosting a great
CFRU Forester's Workshop - Bridging Science and Stewardship
May 14, 2008
Our biennial workshop is to communicate the latest results from CFRU research to
the forest practitioners of Maine. We get all our cooperators together and spend
the day learning from CFRU scientists. About 90 foresters and managers attended
this year's workshop! Thanks to the folks at Jeff's Catering for being great hosts.