A Great Resource
The Northern Forest region of northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York is home to more than 2 million people who live in rural communities, larger towns and small cities surrounded by the largest intact forest in the eastern United States.
Heating with Biomass
“The Center is a great resource. They help us consider our project as part of the bigger picture. We need to understand issues like how wood supply might be affected if the demand increases because of so many new biomass projects.”
–Dick Harris, chairman of the Colebrook, NH, District Heating Fact Finding Committee.
Voice for the Region
“Working with The Center and the four Northern Forest states, we get to weigh in on how this region with resources will respond. It is so helpful to have The Center staff focus on policy while we’re focused on day-to-day problems.”
– John Bartow, Executive Director, Tug Hill Commission
Payments for Carbon
“It may be worthwhile for smaller landowners to get into the carbon market, especially if they can earn enough to cover their property taxes.The income could help them keep the land in the family, or at least compensate the landowner for the benefits his land is providing to society."
–Northern Forest Center partner John Gunn, Ph.D, Senior Program Leader, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Heat from the Forest
Mary-Jo Landry, left, executive director of the Berlin Housing Authority (BHA), and Kathy Eneguess, chairman of the Center's Board of Directors, in front of a banner announcing BHA's plans to install high-efficiency wood pellet boilers. The Center's Model Neighborhood Program has provided technical advice and funding.
With partners across the region, The Center is creating a new generation of conservation tools that can provide economic incentives for good long-term forest stewardship while reinvigorating the economy.
The center helps communities, businesses and landowners generate income from the sustainable use of the forest through:
Regional Capacity & Networking
Center programs build capacity across the region through:
Invest in the future of the Northern Forest by making a donation to the Northern Forest Center. Your contribution can help create economic opportunities that promote conservation and community benefits.
Please make a donation today!
Center Supports Northeast Biomass Heating Expo - 04/08/13
The Center is proud to have again sponsored the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, held April 3-5 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The event is the region's largest biomass heating conference and featured panels…Read More
Consortium Launches Skilled Workforce Program - 02/15/13
In conjunction with the Woodwork Career Alliance and other partners, the Regional Wood Products Consortium is launching a new workforce development program for the secondary wood manufacturing indus…Read More
New Funding Expands Innovation Assistance Program for Wood Products Manufacturers - 02/01/13
New funding available to the Regional Wood Products Consortium enables The Center to offer targeted finanical support to wood products manufacturers seeking to make transformational changes to their b…Read More
Maine Woods Discovery posts new winter packages - 12/20/12
Maine Woods Discovery has posted new winter packages that highlight unique experiences offered in northern Maine. The new packages feature cross-country skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling between …Read More