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New Study: Climate-Smart Forestry Increases Carbon Storage in New England Forests

Dec. 21, 2022

December 21, 2022 — Applying climate-smart forestry techniques to privately owned timberland across New England’s Acadian Forest could significantly grow the region’s carbon storage, according…

Kennebec Journal

Commentary: Maine’s forests can protect our global climate, grow our local economy

Dec. 20, 2022

We’ve uncovered clear pathways for Maine’s forests to participate in the mitigation of climate change. Forest management as a climate-mitigation tool was on top of the discussion list as the…

Portland Press Herald

Commentary: Maine’s forests can protect our global climate, grow our local economy

Dec. 17, 2022

Forest management as a climate-mitigation tool was on top of the discussion list as the world gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27 climate talks. Maine’s vast acres of working forest…

Press Release

NFWF Announces $2 Million in Conservation Grants from New England Forests and Rivers Fund

Dec. 15, 2022

Projects will restore and manage forest blocks to enhance habitat for birds and restore the health of aquatic ecosystems WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today…

Connecticut Public Radio

New England forestry expert says sustainable logging could help meet UN climate goals

Nov. 30, 2022

Members of the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) attended the United Nations COP27 Convention on Climate in November to confer with other experts and leaders about how forests can help…

Press Release

Wheel-View Farm Receives New England Leopold Conservation Award

Nov. 17, 2022

Wheel-View Farm of Shelburne, Massachusetts has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 New England Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the…

The Harvard Gazette

New England forests, new strategies can offset most regional emissions over 30 years, report says

Nov. 14, 2022

Study, led by Harvard ecologist, lays out five policies to boost levels of absorption as six states lower emissions A major new report suggests that with a handful of strategies New England’s 32…

Energy News Network

In Maine, mass timber seen as a climate solution and an economic opportunity

Nov. 10, 2022

The engineered wood material is made by attaching thin layers of wood with glue, nails or dowels to create strong structural elements that can replace steel beams in building construction. As the…

Boston Globe

New England’s forests are an underused tool in the climate fight, study says

Nov. 8, 2022

New England’s vast forests, sprawling across three-quarters of six states, are silent but massive stalwarts against climate pollution in the region, devouring tens of millions of tons of…

Building Green

Climate-smart Mass Timber Is Coming

Nov. 7, 2022

Tens of millions of dollars from the U.S. government will fund better forestry practices and mass timber market development. It’s a simple plan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay…

NPR All Things Considered

Carbon in the North Maine Woods could help New England reach a climate benchmark

Oct. 20, 2022

The North Maine Woods stores a lot of carbon. With better forest management, it could store more and help New England reach a climate benchmark. But there’s disagreement about how to approach…

Hartford Courant

Robert Perschel: How we manage forests could be crucial to climate change

Oct. 19, 2022

I’ve spent more than four decades studying forests, dedicating the home stretch of my career as a forester and advocate for conservation to working on how we can use forests to help solve climate…