Understanding Southern New England Forests
How to promote long-term health and resilience through stewardship

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This website offers resources to learn about stewarding
southern New England woodlands

To find out more about us and our goals: check out the "About Us" and "Our Region" pages

To find out more about forests, foresters, and reasons for forest management: check out the "Forestry Explained" pages which focus on the many benefits our forests provide.

For a collection of informative materials: check out the "Resources" page

Please join us in learning more about forests in this era of climate change!

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What's Going On?

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Forest Carbon Training 

Webinar Series by SAF

Learn the latest in the science of forest carbon, climate-friendly management, & forest carbon markets. Sign up for one or more of the upcoming series of forest carbon training webinars. Designed for professional foresters, these webinars will also be useful for any forest landowner interested in the topic. Charles Levesque, Executive Director of the North East State Foresters Association and Coordinator of the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program, will moderate the webinars.

Webinars are recorded and available on the Website:

Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Project

4 Webinars include:

  • The Science of Forest Carbon

  • The Science of Forest Carbon Management

  • Forest Carbon Markets Overview and NRCS Forest Carbon Opportunities

  • A Forum of Forest Carbon Project Developers

Tree Hugger

Three Trees Consulting blog

Thoughts on the Longer Rotation Climate Solution

This interesting blog looks at the carbon benefits of longer rotations in Washington's Doug Fir forests, and while it has potential, there are challenges and tradeoffs associated with it. 

Click here to read the blog

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Recommended Reading:

In Challenging Year For Forests, Watch What Works

Forests in areas with different climates have different ways that they form and change.  Foresters call this “forest disturbance” and “forest development”. This article, describing forests of the seasonally dry state of New Mexico, illustrates that with different forest ecology comes a different set of issues that forest managers must learn to deal with.  Our forests in southern New England don’t rely on periodic ground fires, but they also benefit from appropriate forest management practices.