News & Events

CFRU Request for proposals now open through January 13, 2023!

The CFRU is seeking research pre-proposals now through January 13, 2023. Pre-proposals will be ranked by our advisory committee and if selected, you will be asked to present an overview of your project at our winter meeting on January 26, 2023. If approved, we will ask you to submit a more detailed full proposal and […]

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Read up on our research project highlights from 2022

Looking for a quick summary of CFRU project accomplishments? Check out our notes, summaries, and highlights from 2021. Want more details on the projects and their objectives? Check back soon – our 2021 annual report is due out in December 2022.

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The CFRU is hiring field crews for summer 2023 – apply by November 25th, 2022!

The Cooperative Forestry Research Unit is hiring for multiple positions for field crews to conduct measurements on long-term research sites throughout central and northern Maine. We are seeking two forest research technicians to conduct a variety of forest measurements as well as a bird technician to conduct sound and sight surveys early in the morning. […]

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Connect With the Co-op: CFRU Fall Events

Listening Session: October 18th, 2022, 3:00PM – 5:00PM Plum Creek Room, Nutting Hall, University of Maine Orono Intended to connect researchers to our CFRU members, this event is open to all. We will be presenting results from a membership survey aimed at identifying the short-term research interests of our cooperative. This event is intended to […]

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Summer 2022 Employment Opportunities with the CFRU!

The CFRU is seeking to hire forest research technicians, a team leader, and a bird surveying crew for the 2022 field season beginning in late May and ending in late August. See the full job posting here. Follow this link for a job application. Questions? Contact regina.smith@maine.edu or neil.thompson@maine.edu for an application. Deadline for applications […]

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CFRU’s RFP open now through January 1st, 2022.

CFRU is now accepting RFPs for applicable research to our cooperative. Our application cycle for FY22-23 funding (funds available starting July 1st, 2022) is now underway. Generally, the CFRU is able to fund 8-10 projects/FY that are 2-3 years in length, with annual project funding approximately $20-40K/year. We have approximately $100K in funding available for […]

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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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