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Ongoing development within the CRSF to be the region’s research data portal and geospatial observatory for forests of the Northeastern US. In addition to updating the CRSF home website, we continue to support three online tools for forest resources professionals and the public:

  • Northeast Forest Information System (NEFIS) – an online, opensource, web portal for applied forestry information ( More than 1,000 documents were uploaded over the year on a wide range of topics, user numbers have doubled, and monthly page views have reached nearly 5,000.
  • Maine Forest Spatial Tool – displays a wide variety of geospatial data on forest resources across the State of Maine for both forest resource professionals and the public (
  • Maine Forest Dashboard – The Dashboard was launched in Spring 2017 and can be accessed at The site provides customizable forest statistics and changes using long-term data from the Maine Forest Service and has had nearly 100 page views since its release in early May.

CRSF scientists continue to provide a strong return for every dollar provided by the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) to support CRSF research. In the past year, there has been over $21 in return for every $1 invested in.


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