Active Forest Management and Products for an Emerging Decarbonized Economy

The University of Maine FORest Carbon Economy or UMaine FORCE is a university-wide multidisciplinary initiative that brings together university, industry, government, and community collaborators for the advancement of forest carbon economy in Maine and beyond.

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To make Maine a global leader in managing forests and their associated products to achieve carbon neutrality that can guide other forested regions


To advance and communicate state-of-the-art research on forest carbon capture, storage, accounting, and policy in an increasingly complex and dynamic environmental, social, and political landscape  to improve forest ecosystems, quality of life, and the social and economic well-being of the people of Maine and beyond.