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…

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…

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

By Logan Johnson, Northeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild On May 15, Forest Stewards Guild members participated in a joint service project and Guild Gathering at the Holt Research Forest. The group’s task, reestablish a research grid in the nearly 100-acre study area in the forest. The Holt Research Forest is a 350-acre research forest…

Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan
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Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan

The HRF is the crown jewel of the ‘R’ in the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education (TREE) Foundation.  Maine TREE acquired the 350-acre property, including buildings, in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation with research conducted through a contract with the University of Maine. This 350-acre property in Arrowsic, Maine…

UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for  Scientists and Land Managers
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UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers

At the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, a group of scientists from academia and private institutions have come together to form the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI). The purpose of FCCI is to build connections among researchers, scientists, stakeholders, legislators, and the interested public on climate change issues around forests. Despite…