The Holt Research Forest is the site of long-term forest ecosystem research in Arrowsic, Maine. Maine TREE acquired the 350-acre property in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation. The woods are predominantly a dry ridge, oak-pine ecosystem, in Maine’s coastal climatic and midcoast biophysical regions.
The Holt Research Forest research plan emphasizes two goals: (1) Monitor long-term changes in the forest’s plant and animal populations; and (2) Document the effect of forest management on these populations.
Every summer, interns are hired to live and work at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic. These internship opportunities that give college level and early career professionals an opportunity to gain valuable field and research experience.
Visit HoltForest.org to learn more about the Holt Research Forest and its decades of research
Workshops and education programming has always been part of the HRF mission. A new outdoor classroom and interpretive trail are helping to increase opportunities to communicate with the public the findings and benefits of long-term forest ecosystem research. Maine TREE is excited to continue offering programs at the Holt Research Forest for the public to enjoy.
Holt Research Forest News
- Celebrating 40 Years of Holt Research ForestEstablished in 1983, Holt Research Forest is celebrating 40 years of rigorous timber and ecosystem study. Holt Research Forest is celebrating 40 years of long-term…
- Maine TREE welcomes Gavi Mallory as Forest Programs ManagerWe are excited to announce that Gavi Mallory has joined our team as Forest Programs Manager. This position promotes and strengthens forest stewardship in Maine…
- Holt Research Forest Study Highlight: Assessing a Deer Browse RepellentArticle by Kelly French If you work in the forest products industry or are a forest landowner or recreationist, odds are you have seen your…