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March 26, 2019

Study: Land Conservation Boosts Local Economies

Land conservation modestly increases employment rates, a traditional indicator of economic growth, according to a new study of New England cities and towns, led by scientists at Harvard Forest, Amherst College, Highstead, and Boston University.

The study, published in Conservation Biology, is the first of its kind, estimating the local net impacts of both private and public land conservation

March 1, 2019

Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium to Celebrate 30 Years of LTER Research

Harvard Forest eddy flux tower

On March 19, 2019, the Harvard Forest will live-stream its annual Ecology Symposium, with a special look back on the history of the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program as we move into its fourth decade. Talks and panel discussions will feature lead investigators from the first decade of LTER that began in the 1980s – including