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Schoodic Institute’s forest ecology work will be part of a series of five webinars and live forest tours that will explore the impact of climate change on diverse Maine woodlands. Hosted by the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine, the Forest Climate Change Initiative, and the Forest Stewards Guild, the webinars and half-day tours will explore the impact of climate change highlighting forest varieties found throughout the state.

The 60-minute webinars will feature discussions of topics related to the intersection of climate adaptation and site-specific biodiversity to showcase field tour specifics and include time for Q&As. The field tours will examine climate impacts and management at each site, and are scheduled one–two days after the webinar.

The series begins with an Oct. 27 webinar focused on the spruce–fir forest at the Penobscot Experimental Forest site in Bradley. The tour is scheduled for Oct. 29. Other sites to be highlighted include the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic and the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in Rangeley. Schoodic Institute will be featured in February 2022.

Registration for the webinars is free. The cost for the tour, which includes lunch, is $20.

The full schedule and a registration link are available online.