News & Events

CFRU funded project “Thirty years of change in commercial forest management and implications for bird conservation in Maine” covered in Portland Press Herald

Dr. John Hagan of Our Climate Common was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald for his research on bird conservation in commercial forest management. Funded in 2021 in part by the CFRU, this study is a replicate of one preformed in 1992/1993 where extensive surveys of birds across a one-million-acre section of Maine’s commercial […]

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CFRU Survey Results: Forest Industry Stakeholders and Climate Change

UMaine School of Forest Resources master’s student and CRSF-affiliated researcher Alyssa Soucy recently surveyed forest industry stakeholders on their perceptions of impacts from weather variability and management strategies that promote healthy forest systems in Maine. Click on the links below for a pdf of the survey results.    

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CFRU to Host Webinar on Mixedwood Management in Maine

Please join us for the second CFRU webinar of 2019, which will cover the management of hardwood—softwood mixtures, known as mixedwoods, for both economic and ecological benefit. The webinar will begin with a presentation by Dr. Laura Kenefic, who will review current and emerging concepts of mixedwood management in light of an uncertain future. After […]

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CFRU to Host Webinar on Long-Term Forest Research in Maine

Join Dr. Ivan Fernandez (University of Maine) and CFRU Program Leader Dr. Brian Roth to learn more about long-term forest research in Maine, and the both expected and unexpected value these studies have brought to forestry and forest ecology. This webinar will begin with a presentation by Dr. Ivan Fernandez (University of Maine), who will […]

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Summer Employment with CFRU

We at the CFRU are looking for motivated Forest Research Technician Crew Members and Crew Leaders to assist in forest research projects throughout Maine in the summer of 2019. Field crew members will work with researchers on various projects critical to the productivity and management of the forests across Maine. Forest Research Technicians are needed […]

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CFRU to Host Webinar on Considering Bats in Forest Management

Join Dr. Erik Blomberg, Michael Thompson, and Wende Mahaney to learn more about federal- and state-listed bat species in Maine commercial forests, and how to consider them when managing your forests. This webinar will begin with an overview by Dr. Erik Blomberg (University of Maine) of the ecology of tri-colored bats and their status as a species that has been recently petitioned […]

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CFRU to Host Monitoring Maine’s Birds Webinar

Join Lisa Venier from Natural Resources Canada and Adrienne Leppold and Glen Mittelhauser from the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to learn about two intensive efforts to monitor birds in the forests of Maine. This webinar will begin with an overview by Natural Resources Canada scientist Lisa Venier of the work that she […]

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UMaine CFRU/CRSF-Affiliated Researchers Receive SFI Conservation Grant

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) recently announced five conservation grants that will advance shared understanding of the conservation benefits associated with well-managed forests across the United States and Canada. These grants feature collaboration between SFI and a diverse range of partners and experts from 45 organizations to advance SFI’s ground breaking Conservation Impact Project. […]

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