School of Forest Resources

WVII speaks with Ballman, Gardner about tick precautions, citizen science project

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Elissa Ballman, a University of Maine citizen science coordinator, and Allie Gardner, a UMaine tick investigator, about the Maine Forest Tick Survey for 2020, and a new effort to recruit forest landowners in southern and coastal Maine for the second year of the citizen science tick surveillance project. The Scarborough Leader […]

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Rural Health and Wellbeing Grand Challenge Grant Program awards announced

The University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Advisory Board has announced the award of 14 new internal grants for the 2020–21 academic year. These one-year projects will foster research and development activities in three important areas: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (IURCs); and UMS Research Collaboration Networks.  Applicants were required […]

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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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