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
- Holt Research Forest Hosts Field Tour for Forestry ProfessionalsSAF Northeast’s Maine Chapter hosted a field tour at Holt Research Forest in mid-August Written by: Gavriela Mallory On a Friday in mid-August, Maine Society … Read more
- Ovenbird Abundance at Holt Research Forest Following Timber HarvestA 2022 study at Holt Research Forest compares data from pre- and post-harvest bird censuses to understand how timber harvest impacts ovenbird abundance in southern Maine oak-pine forest.
- Reading Trees: Are small mammals able to predict seed densities in the Maine woods?Can small mammal seed predators predict resource abundance? Gabriela Franzoi Dri, UMaine PhD candidate, answers this research question at Holt Research Forest.