Projects and Research

Working with a variety of partners, Conte staff are involved with several different research and conservation projects:

DivisionHabitatSurvey NameSurvey Purpose
NulheganForestPredicting Density and Occurrence of Keystone (Snowshoe Hare) and Umbrella (American Marten) Species using LiDARTo identify and predict structural conditions that are critical for both Snowshoe Hare (early successional) and American Marten (late successional) at landscape scales that will directly inform forest management in the region.
NulheganForestEastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative  ProjectTo evaluate the use of habitats and movements of American Woodcock during migration.
NulheganForestNorthern Institue of Applied Climate Science Forest Management ProjectTo evaluate the efficacy of adaptive silviculture climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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management techniques within the Nulhegan Basin Division spruce-fir forests. 
NulheganForestFunctional Diversity, Rehabilitation, and Ecosystem Service Resiliance  ProjectTo develop, evaluate and describe new and alternative management approaches that can significantly increase ecosystem health and resilience, while enhancing timber productivity, biodiversity and greenhouse gas sequestration in degraded stands in the Northern Forest Region.
NulheganForestEvaluate Winter Tick Population and Impacts on MooseEvaluation of the winter tick population and impacts on Moose.