School of Forest Resources

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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WABI covers Maine forestry forum

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a forum held in Brewer to discuss the expansion of Maine’s forest industry. The University of Maine and Our Katahdin, an organization working to promote community and economic development, were on hand to explain how they play a role in the industry and what may be in store for the […]

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Chen, Fernandez named 2018 Presidential Award winners

A fisheries scientist whose research informs commercial and recreational resource management, a popular mechanical engineering professor whose classroom contributions include development of new curricula and educational software, and a soil scientist whose leadership and expertise benefit policymakers and the public are the recipients of the University of Maine’s top faculty honors this year. Yong Chen, […]

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KMVT interviews Crandall about using timber to build high-rise buildings

KMVT of Southern Idaho spoke with Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management at the University of Maine, for the report, “Maine timber advocate pushes for high-rise buildings.” The roots of Maine’s timber industry are weakening with less demand for paper, according to the report. “We lost about five pulp and paper mills […]

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Maine Public cites study in report on invasive emerald ash borer

A 2009 study led by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with University of Maine researchers was cited in a Maine Public report on the invasive emerald ash borer. The insect threatens to kill all of Maine’s ash trees and the roots of tribal culture, according to the article. For members of the region’s Wabanaki […]

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Beech tree study cited in BDN report on changing maple syrup industry

A recent University of Maine-led study on the changing composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “How climate change is affecting the Maine maple syrup industry.” Andy Whitman, a forest scientist and the director of sustainable economies at Manomet, a Brunswick-based conservation nonprofit organization, said […]

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Nine college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Nine of the college’s faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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BDN cites Crandall in blog post on LePage’s take on Maine forest industry jobs

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2016 study conducted by Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management at the University of Maine, in the “State & Capitol” blog post, “LePage’s bleak take on Maine forest industry jobs doesn’t add up.” At a recent meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Gov. Paul LePage […]

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WABI visits UMaine’s sugar house as maple season gets underway

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the beginning of Maine’s maple season while visiting the University of Maine’s Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House. Keith Kanoti, a forest manager at UMaine, said students, staff and faculty tap about 350 trees to make syrup every spring. The recent weather has been perfect for harvesting sap, WABI reported. “If […]

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