- Wagner, Robert G.
University of Maine
Welcome to the first eastern CANUSA Forest Science Conference! The northeastern United States and eastern Canada share a vital and common link to the northern forest. In addition to strong economic dependence, people of the region derive considerable recreational, aesthetic, and ecological values from this forest. The future of the region clearly relies upon the sustainable management of this highly valued resource.
Because of the northern forest's importance to the region, forest managers and researchers from the northeastern states and eastern Canadian provinces are working continuously to find solutions to a wide variety of natural resource problems. Great work is occurring on both sides of the US/Canadian border that can be further enhanced by regular information exchange about issues affecting the northern forest. A forum was needed to promote ongoing discussions and collaborations about the latest forest problems, methods, findings, and technologies.
This conference was developed to provide a regular venue for communications among forest managers, forest scientists, policy makers, students, natural resource professionals, and others interested in forest resource issues from both sides of the Canadian/US border. This document contains short papers from invited speakers and one-page abstracts from the oral and poster presentations delivered at the conference.