School of Forest Resources

Bangor Daily column cites April 9 biodiversity summit

A Bangor Daily News column by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree highlighted the April 9 Maine Forest Bioeconomy Summit, which will feature Jake Ward, University of Maine vice president for innovation and economic development, and Adam Daigneault, assistant professor of forest, conservation and recreation policy, as panelists in discussions of sustainable forestry and climate change and […]

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Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series kicked off April 6

The Maine Agriculture & Climate Network (MECAN) at the University of Maine is hosting the virtual Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series throughout the month of April.  Each webinar, which will be held noon–1 p.m. via Zoom, will consist of three short presentations followed by a panel discussion. Speakers will include farmers, outreach professionals […]

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Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

The University of Maine System Rural Health and Well-being Grand Challenge Initiative’s Injury Prevention Collaborative recently held a seed grant competition for UMS researchers. The program is coordinated by Marcella Sorg and Jamie Wren at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, with assistance from UMaine’s Office of Research Development.  The UMS Injury […]

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Shaler testifies in virtual Congressional hearing on wood innovation

Steve Shaler, director of the UMaine School of Forest Resources, testified March 23 in the virtual Congressional hearing, Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies. Shaler testified before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies hearing at the request of chair and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree. A recording […]

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News Center Maine reports on Shaler’s testimony to Congress

News Center Maine reported that Steve Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about investments in infrastructure that would support a sustainable wood products industry in Maine and reinvigorate rural economies and communities. 

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BYUradio talks with Leahy about Maine wood banks

Jessica Leahy, a professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, appeared on Top of Mind on BYUradio (Sirius XM 143 in Provo, Utah) to discuss wood banks, heat insecurity and burning wood for heat in Maine.

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News Center talks with Evans about Ph.D. research, Maine wildlife

News Center Maine spoke with Bryn Evans, a Ph.D. student in the Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology program at the University of Maine, about her network of 120 motion sensor cameras that have been documenting the state’s wildlife at nearly 200 locations. Evans, who plans to graduate in December 2021, hopes to capture 1 million […]

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