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March 6, 2012

New England Forest Policy Agenda Endorsed by 85 Conservation Groups

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In a new report, 85 New England conservation organizations are urging federal lawmakers to help meet the region’s economic challenges by investing in the region’s forests.

The groups, convened over the past two years with leadership from Highstead, the Harvard Forest, and the Wildlands and Woodlands initiative, outline in their report seven policy opportunities to conserve forest resources and the

March 1, 2012

23rd Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Black Gum Swamp Overstory

The twenty-third annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held March 20, 2012 from 9:00am - 5:30pm at the Harvard Forest. This year's symposium will feature talks on New Science, Synthesis, Scholarship, and Strategic Vision for Society.  

Registration is now closed - as we are full to capacity

Abstract submissions are now being accepted. 

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February 28, 2012

Registration Open for Summer Field School in Archaeology & Paleoecology

Summer students mapping at Harvard Forest

On March 1, registration opens for the Harvard Forest Summer Field School in Archaeology and Paleoecology, a 6-week, credit-bearing course offered via the Harvard Summer School to undergraduates and graduate students from any institution.

2012 program dates are June 25 to August 3. The course will be taught by Dianna Doucette, an associate of the Harvard University Peabody Museum of Archaeology

March 1, 2012

Harvard Forest Post-Doc Wins Award

Sydne Record

Harvard Forest postdoctoral fellow Sydne Record has received a Professional Development Award from the Harvard FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

The funds will enable her to present her ragweed and climate change research with HF Ecologist Kristina Stinson at the LTER All-Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado this fall.

March 1, 2012

New Book: More Than a Woodlot

More Than a Woodlot book cover

More Than a Woodlot: Getting the Most from Your Family Forest, released this week by Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow Stephen Long, is an indespensible companion for landowners looking to take a more ecological approach to managing their woods.

From the book: "Whether you want to cut your annual firewood, see more wildlife, protect special places, sell timber, or plan for