Forest Inventory and Analysis

Forest Economy Systems Analysis Request for Proposals in Vermont

The Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) seeks proposals from interested, qualified individuals or firms for a complete systems analysis of the forest and wood products economy in Vermont. Qualified consultants will possess experience in sector (or cluster) analysis and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the forest and wood products sector, to undertake and execute the comprehensive analysis.  A forestry subcommittee composed of both WLEB and sector members is developing an “asset map” that will be finalized with the chosen consultant’s team.

Evaluation of USDA Forest Service, Forest Stewardship Program webinar set for December

Join the USDA Forest Service for a webinar entitled: Evaluation of USDA Forest Service, Forest Stewardship Program. The webinar is scheduled for December 18, from 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern time and will be presented by Brett Butler.

A group of researchers from the USDA Forest Service, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and University of Minnesota evaluated the USDA Forest Service, Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) using a mixed-methods approach.  This included:

Wilderness in the Northeast is making a comeback

A wilderness comeback is underway across New England, one that has happened so incrementally that it’s easy to miss.  Today 80% of New England is covered by forest or thick woods.  That is a far cry from the mere 30-40% that remained forested in most parts of the region in the mid-1800s, after early waves of settlers got done with their vast logging, farming, and leveling operations.

A tree is a tree, is a Tree, is a tree...

With roughly 30 percent of Earth’s land surface categorized as forestland, it can be quite the project to estimate how these trees are interacting with the planet.  When scientists must estimate how a whole stand of trees in interacting with the environment, though, it becomes tricky, but some recent research may help with that.  As reported by Phys.org, researchers from the University of Arizona have discovered that trees of different species often have similar infrastructure or branching systems

A future for the giants of the tree world

The 2,500-year-old Ankerwycke Yew, which sits near a medieval nunnery in Southern England, has borne witness to some serious history. It shaded the King of England during the signing of the Magna Carta. It was a favorite meeting spot of Anne Boleyn and King Henry. And it’s likely going to see a whole lot more, after the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive finishes cloning it.