New England Forests:
A Story of Ecosystem Recovery



New England Forests:
A Story of Ecosystem Recovery

Image Amazingly, just 150 years ago much of New England was covered in agricultural fields and many native wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, moose, bobcat, fisher and beaver were rare or regionally extirpated (Foster and Aber, 2004). Today, New England is once again mostly forested and many widlife species have returned; in fact, for some, populations are once again at pre-colonial levels. Much of the work documenting the recovery of New England Forests has been conducted by researchers at Harvard forest. Interested in learning more? Check out this press release and study documenting some of the similarities and differences between today's forests and those of pre-colonial times.

Foster DR, Aber JD (2004) Forest in time: Environmental consequences of 1000 years of change in New England. New Haven: Yale University Press.




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