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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Twentieth-Century New England Land Conservation

CHW Foster Cover

The new book, Twentieth-Century New England Land Conservation - A Heritage of Civic Engagement edited by Harvard Forest Associate Charles H.W. Foster will be available March 2009. Written by and about New Englanders, this book is relevant to others attempting to address conservation problems on a regional basis. These are the stories of people acting the New England way—recognizing a need, taking on a responsibility without being asked, and applying the Yankee attitude in order to bring about tangible conservation gains.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jim Levitt and Program on Conservation Innovation Honored at the Yale School of Management

Jim Levitt

Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest was recently selected as one of five Donaldson Fellows at Yale University's School of Management, where he received his masters degree in 1980. The Donaldson Fellowship Program recognizes accomplished graduates and brings them to Yale to impart their work and life experiences on current students and faculty through lectures, seminars and workshops.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Harvard Forest launches Moose and Deer Study

Moose in the exclosure

Harvard Forest has erected a series of exclosures in recently harvested conifer plantations on the Prospect Hill Tract to measure the long-term effects of moose and deer browsing on forest regeneration and development in the region. After being extirpated from Massachusetts for almost 200 years, moose have reestablished breeding populations in the past 15-20 years, and along with an expanding deer population represent an important and largely undocumented forest disturbance in the region.