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    Author(s): Laura S. Kenefic; John C. Brissette
    Date: 2014
    Source: In: Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C., comps. Penobscot Experimental Forest: 60 years of research and demonstration in Maine, 1950-2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-123. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 1-20.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    Though the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service has been studying the forests of the northeastern United States since the late 1800s, long-term studies were not common until experimental forests were introduced in the 20th century. These forests were established for long-term experimentation, and research questions were defined by local forest management needs. The Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) in east-central Maine is an example of the success and evolution of the experimental forest model. The PEF was purchased by forest industry for research by the Forest Service, and later donated to the University of Maine Foundation. Throughout its history, the PEF has been defined by successful collaboration in research. Today, the PEF is known for world-class research on northern conifer silviculture and ecology, and work continues to evolve to address research questions beyond the scope envisioned by the original proponents of the site.

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    Citation

    Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C. 2014. History of the Penobscot Experimental Forest, 1950-2010. In: Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C., comps. Penobscot Experimental Forest: 60 years of research and demonstration in Maine, 1950-2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-123. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 1-20.

    Keywords

    northern conifers, silviculture, precommercial thinning, spruce budworm, Compartment Study, Marinus Westveld, Thomas McLintock, Maine

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