New research from Harvard Forest and published in "Environmental Research Letters" shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England - and creates a tool to help address them. But Harvard Forest authors Lucy Lee and Jonathan Thompson - with colleagues Neenah Estrella-Luna of Boston, and Kate Sims and Margot Lurie ('21) of Amherst College - didn't stop at identifying the problems. They also created tools that will be part of the solution.
A Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands & Communities initiative that studies the long-term changes in forest ecosystems in New England with a focus on quantifying how changes in land use — including timber harvest, land conversion, and conservation — affect the benefits that landscapes provide now and in the future.
W&W Stewardship Science is a forest monitoring program designed for the landowner of New England through a step-by-step approach used to track changes in their woods over time. This program connects people throughout the region through a “citizen-science” forest monitoring program effort to help understand New England’s changing forests.