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
- Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research ForestDuring the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational…
- 2021 Holt Research Forest InternsHolt Research Forest Summer 2021 Research Team (left to right): Andrew, Noah, Gia, and Jack. Each summer at the Holt Research Forest, Maine TREE funds…
- Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest ProjectFollowing the first harvest at the Holt Research Forest in more than three decades, Maine TREE has secured a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage…