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News Release 10-087

New England Losing Significant Forest Cover, According to New Report

Scientists call for accelerated conservation steps

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Cover of Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the New England Landscape.

A newly released report looks at loss of forests across New England.

Credit: wildlandsandwoodlands.org


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A view of NSF's Harvard Forest LTER Site in Massachusetts.

A view of NSF's Harvard Forest LTER Site in Massachusetts.

Credit: David Foster


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Hemlock seedlings taking root in a dead tree.

Hemlock seedlings take root in a dead tree; deadwood plays an important role in forests.

Credit: David Foster


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A family woodlot in Maine.

A family woodlot in Maine epitomizes individual use of New England's forest resources.

Credit: Robert Lilieholm


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Houses perforate an oak forest on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Houses perforate an oak forest on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Credit: David Foster


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Tourists enjoy the forest at Flume Gorge, Franconia Notch State Park, N.H.

Tourists enjoy the forest at Flume Gorge, Franconia Notch State Park, N.H.

Credit: John Burk


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View of forests in and around Strafford, New Hampshire.

A southerly view of forests in and around Strafford, N.H.

Credit: David Foster


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Scientist David Orwig and students at work in Pisgah State Park, N.H.

Scientist David Orwig and students at work in Pisgah State Park, N.H.

Credit: Tawny Virgilio


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