Projects and Research
Working with a variety of partners, Conte staff are involved with several different research and conservation projects:
Predicting Density and Occurrence of Keystone (Snowshoe Hare) and Umbrella (American Marten) Species using LiDAR
To 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.
Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative Project
To evaluate the use of habitats and movements of American Woodcock during migration.
Northern Institue of Applied Climate Science Forest Management Project
To evaluate the efficacy of adaptive silviculture management techniques within the Nulhegan Basin Division spruce-fir forests.
Functional Diversity, Rehabilitation, and Ecosystem Service Resiliance Project
To 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.
Evaluate Winter Tick Population and Impacts on Moose
Evaluation of the winter tick population and impacts on Moose.