Ecosystem Studies and Management
Understanding Carbon Sequestration in Howland Forest
A team of scientists from the US Forest Service, University of Maine, Queen’s University, Harvard University and Woods Hole Research Center study the forest near Howland, Maine, to measure carbon sequestration -- the amount of carbon that the forest accumulates in trees, deadwood and soil -- and the conditions that favor this storage of carbon. This research furthers the understanding of how different factors affect the rate at which forests store carbon and how carbon storage might change in the future.
Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased the 558 acre tract of lowland evergreen forest in November 2007, securing it for future research and sustainable conservation.