School of Forest Resources

UMaine researchers to receive USDA funds for climate adaption project with UVM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on July 19 nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food […]

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WVII reports on honey, maple syrup production study

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine is working with the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor on a project that aims to help honey and maple producers in the state. The three-year study, which was awarded  $498,462 from the USDA, aims to increase knowledge of the production and marketing challenges and opportunities for […]

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Sen. King mentions UMaine in Mainebiz interview focused on energy, economy

U.S. Sen. Angus King mentioned the University of Maine during an interview with Mainebiz that focused on energy. King also shared his thoughts on strengthening the state’s economy by expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses for forest products. In response to a question about the shutdown of many paper mills, King said he sponsored […]

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KJ announces Frankhauser’s Garden Club scholarship

The Kennebec Journal reported that Kevin Frankhauser, a junior forestry student at the University of Maine, will receive a $1,000 Barrows Scholarship from the Kennebec Valley Garden Club. Frankhauser, who can assist in fighting forest fires, has interned with the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, where he focused on planting, inoculating, collecting data […]

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Maine Forest Dashboard website available

The University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has partnered with the Maine Forest Service to develop and release the Maine Forest Dashboard website. The site provides current information about aspects of Maine’s forest, including recreation and tourism, conservation, forest products and family forests. It also provides interactive graphing capabilities with important statewide […]

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Shaler quoted in Press Herald feature on Adirondack chairs

Stephen Shaler, the director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for a feature on Adirondack chairs. The article looked at the different types — plastic and wood — that are available, as well as their environmental impacts. One important factor that should be included […]

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Seacoast Online advances Wells Reserve climate change talk by Fernandez

Seacoast Online reported Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, will speak about climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Wells Reserve. “Maine’s Climate Future — What Do We Do Now?” will focus on the implications of a changing climate for the people and places […]

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Students, community enhance gardens at Old Town Elementary School

The grounds at Old Town Elementary School grew a bit lusher this spring when the University of Maine teamed up with members of the local community to build raised garden beds The garden expansion and improvement project was led by four UMaine sustainable agriculture seniors, Emma Sanchi, Gradeigh Cameron, Ben Nelson, and Matt Derrah, for their capstone […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy […]

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