Center programs continued to be successful in a variety of key areas. The Commercial Forests Research Program, headed by Drs. Bob Wagner and Brian Roth, led several stakeholder-driven research projects for 35 member organizations through the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU). A particularly important CFRU project development this past year was the initiation of the Maine's Adaptive Silviculture Experimental Network (MASEN), which will include several operational-scale installations across the state to evaluate alternative mid-rotation management strategies.
CRSF led several key initiatives in 2015–16. Following a close, two-year collaboration with both the Maine Forest Products Council and the Maine Forest Service, the Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force report was released and has been well received throughout the region. A website to facilitate outbreak communications was also launched: http://www.sprucebudwormmaine.org/.
Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, "Center for Research on Sustainable Forests 2015 Annual Report" (2017). General University of Maine Publications. 1736.
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