School of Forest Resources

Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series kicked off April 6

The Maine Agriculture & Climate Network (MECAN) at the University of Maine is hosting the virtual Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series throughout the month of April.  Each webinar, which will be held noon–1 p.m. via Zoom, will consist of three short presentations followed by a panel discussion. Speakers will include farmers, outreach professionals […]

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Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

The University of Maine System Rural Health and Well-being Grand Challenge Initiative’s Injury Prevention Collaborative recently held a seed grant competition for UMS researchers. The program is coordinated by Marcella Sorg and Jamie Wren at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, with assistance from UMaine’s Office of Research Development.  The UMS Injury […]

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Shaler testifies in virtual Congressional hearing on wood innovation

Steve Shaler, director of the UMaine School of Forest Resources, testified March 23 in the virtual Congressional hearing, Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies. Shaler testified before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies hearing at the request of chair and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree. A recording […]

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News Center Maine reports on Shaler’s testimony to Congress

News Center Maine reported that Steve Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about investments in infrastructure that would support a sustainable wood products industry in Maine and reinvigorate rural economies and communities. 

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BYUradio talks with Leahy about Maine wood banks

Jessica Leahy, a professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, appeared on Top of Mind on BYUradio (Sirius XM 143 in Provo, Utah) to discuss wood banks, heat insecurity and burning wood for heat in Maine.

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News Center talks with Evans about Ph.D. research, Maine wildlife

News Center Maine spoke with Bryn Evans, a Ph.D. student in the Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology program at the University of Maine, about her network of 120 motion sensor cameras that have been documenting the state’s wildlife at nearly 200 locations. Evans, who plans to graduate in December 2021, hopes to capture 1 million […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks what’s Mainers relationship with the forest

Maine is the most forested state in the country, and its residents interact with forests regularly in many different ways. They provide supplies for various products, which fuels industry and job creation, and space for outdoor recreation.  These interactions, which help define Maine’s identity, are the subject of Jessica Leahy’s research. As a professor in […]

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BDN previews UMaine participation in SXSW conference, FOR/Maine summit

The Bangor Daily News previewed a University of Maine video highlighting the innovative possibilities of wood and the partnership between the university, the state’s forest products industry and Finland. The two-minute video will be shown at the 2021 South by Southwest (SXSW) virtual conference. The BDN report also advanced the FOR/Maine summit on the future of […]

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O’Neill cited in News Center coverage of Madison mill repurposing

News Center Maine cited Shane O’Neill, forest industry business development manager at the University of Maine, in a story about the repurposing and reopening of a shuttered mill in Madison. “There’s been a lot of effort put forward in increasing the diversification of Maine’s forest economy,” O’Neill said. “So, we can maximize the value from […]

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