Timber Harvesting & Forest Operations notes UMaine role in PERSEUS project

Timber Harvesting & Forest Operations noted the University of Maine’s role in a $10 million grant to Purdue University led project called PERSEUS (Promoting Economic Resilience and Sustainability of the Eastern U.S. Forests) designed to help landowners and stakeholders better adapt their forests to increasingly complicated economic and climate conditions in the Eastern U.S. Aaron Weiskittel, professor of forest biometrics and modeling at the School of Forest Resources, spoke to Timber Harvesting & Forest Operations about the project. “The high interest in carbon has renewed interest in forest, while complicating their overall management. PERSEUS will work to provide a more holistic approach to forest management, while giving landowners new tools to guide decision-making,” he said.