Holt Research Forest Summer Technician Recap

Holt Research Forest Summer Technician Recap

By Marin Harnett and Jack McCann, 2022 Holt Research Forest Summer Technicians We thoroughly enjoyed our time together working at the Holt Research Forest this summer! Despite the warm weather, we continued many of the long-term projects, completed our independent research, and experience the beauty that is a Maine summer. Our time here allowed us…

Holt Research Forest 2022 Data Collection

Holt Research Forest 2022 Data Collection

Holt Research Forest Summer Technicians (left) describe their process for collecting regeneration data to Downeast Magazine reporter, Peter Smith. Holt Research Forest summer research technicians Marin Harnett and Jack McCann are making significant progress a few weeks into their field season. This summer, Maine TREE is pursuing several avenues of research, which center around the…

Oak Regeneration at the Holt Research Forest

Oak Regeneration at the Holt Research Forest

Maine TREE’s Holt Research Forest (HRF) is home to over 30 years of long-term ecosystem research. Scientists and collaborators have investigated many research topics spanning from mature tree growth to seedling regeneration to wildlife. Throughout the years, these long-term data sets have been the basis for multiple scientific publications, but also yield information pertinent to…

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

One of the numerous benefits of owning Holt Research Forest (HRF) is the abundance of outreach and educational opportunities Maine TREE hosts on the property. There is no more perfect time to take to the woods than the early winter. Ticks are hibernating, mosquitoes are nowhere to be found, the mud is frozen, and the…

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest
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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest

During the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational opportunity to introduce children to sustainable forest management. This summer, Maine TREE empowered the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to host a Kids Summer Day Camp at the Holt Research…

2021 Holt Research Forest Interns
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2021 Holt Research Forest Interns

Holt Research Forest Summer 2021 Research Team (left to right): Andrew, Noah, Gia, and Jack. Each summer at the Holt Research Forest, Maine TREE funds an internship program through its research partnership with the University of Maine. This program allows enthusiastic research interns to develop valuable hands-on skills in the woods, experience what it means…

Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Following the first harvest at the Holt Research Forest in more than three decades, Maine TREE has secured a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund to advance new research opportunities that include the impact of deer.  Through the grant and investment from the timber harvest proceeds, Maine TREE plans to erect at least four deer…