- Research Staff
Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, The University of Maine
Since 1975, the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU) has been working to improve the stewardship of Maine forests. This unique partnership between Maine forest managers and the University of Maine has met a wide range of challenges. First called upon to address the devastating spruce budworm epidemic of the 1970s, CFRU has adapted to an ever-changing forest resource. As Maine forests have evolved, the unit has kept pace by researching all aspects of forest ecosystems from the sustainability of wood supplies to the effects of forest management on wildlife habitat, water quality and biodiversity.