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May 31, 2023

New Report Offers First Ever Accounting of Forever-Wild Land

A bull moose drinks from Sandy Stream Pond in Maine in autumn

While 81% of the land in New England is forested, only 3.3% of that land has been legally protected as forever-wild: land that can never be developed or logged and thus holds an unmatched capacity to store carbon, protect biodiversity, and sustain the lives of plants, animals, and humans.

A new report co-authored by scientists at Harvard Forest, Highstead Foundation,

May 31, 2023

Old-Growth Forests: Elders Under Threat

Photo shows large old growth tree. By Liz Thompson.

By Emily Johnson

For over a century, Harvard Forest researchers have been studying old-growth forests to better understand our past and prepare for our future. And for millennia, the People of the Dawnland – where the sun first touches the North American continent – have been in relation with these respected elders in ways far beyond measure. In more

May 25, 2023

Summer Interns Arrive to Advance Research Projects

Photo shows students and mentors in front of Harvard Forest's main building

This week, in addition to the chorus of tree frogs and the bloom of pink lady's slippers, 21 undergraduate students arrived at Harvard Forest. Hailing from universities across the country, students began their 11-week Summer Research Program internships in which the pursuit of mentored team projects will span topics that include root microbes, seedling regeneration, forecasting carbon, and

May 5, 2023

Grad Student Opportunity: Summer Digital Learning Specialist

A dozen Harvard Forest winter interns and mentors smile in a conference room front of a screen

The Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology team is seeking two part-time, remote Harvard graduate student interns to create an interactive web feature that will allow K12 classrooms to interact with our innovative and award-winning Witness Tree Media Project. The two students will work with our team to develop this resource over a combined period of 150 hours (75 hours per