Holt Research Forest: Board of Visitors Report
- Ashton, Mark
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Kloeppel, Brian
Highlands Biological Station, Western Carolina University
- Schuster, William
Black Rock Forest Consortium
- Seavey, Jennifer
Shoals Marine Laboratory, University of New Hampshire and Cornell University
- Swain, Hilary
Archbold Biological Station
The Hold Research Forest was established in 1983 and has been the site of long-term ecosystem research to better understand the ecosystem structure and function in the managed mid-coast Maine landscape. A Board of Visitors gathered onsite in October 2017 to review the research, educational outreach, data management, facilities, administrative structure, financial support, and future outlook for Holt Research Forest. The Board of Visitors provided suggestions to develop three research foci for Holt Research Forest and to build a 10-year vision to enhance the research, education, and collaborative impact of its scientists and staff. A major ecosystem treatment is one of those suggestions that would build collaborations with other organizations, universities, and resource managers. The Board of Visitors also suggested improvements to the facilities, environmental data base management, endowment structure, and to initiate a survey to community partners to continue and broaden community support for Holt Research Forest.
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