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Meet the NELF Explorer

We are excited to introduce a new land-use planning tool, the New England Landscape Futures (NELF) Explorer! The NELF Explorer is a scenarios-based interactive land-use mapping tool created with the input of more than 100 New Englanders who helped develop the scenarios and reviewed the beta-versions of the tool. Check out the NELF Explorer here! With the NELF Explorer, you can

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Highlights from the Capstone Meeting

The S3 RCN Capstone Meeting took place November 14 and 15, 2018 at UMass Amherst. Over the course of 2 days, participants gathered to learn more about how the stakeholder-created scenarios and associated datasets from the New England Landscape Futures project are informing ecosystem services research and the ongoing efforts to create a web-based decision support tool for practitioners. The

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New Publication – Perspectives of resource management professionals on the future of New England’s landscape: Challenges, barriers, and opportunities

A new research paper based on the S3 RCN scenarios development process is now available: Perspectives of resource management professionals on the future of New England’s landscape: Challenges, barriers, and opportunities by Marissa F. McBride, Matthew J. Duveneck, Kathleen F. Lambert, Kathleen A. Theoharides, and Jonathan R. Thompson Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning Abstract: New England is a predominately forested

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New Report “Voices from the Land: Listening to New Englanders’ Views of the Future”

A new report released in September 2018 by the Harvard Forest and the Science Policy Exchange provides a stakeholder-driven approach for addressing the important question, what is the future of the New England landscape? Voices from the Land: Listening to New Englanders’ Views of the Future describes the perspectives of New Englanders on future land development, conservation, agriculture, and timber

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New Publication “Forest loss in New England: A projection of recent trends”

A new paper published online by Jonathan Thompson and collaborators in the journal Plos One estimates forest loss in New England from 2010 to 2060. Abstract New England has lost more than 350,000 ha of forest cover since 1985, marking a reversal of a two-hundred-year trend of forest expansion. We a cellular land-cover change model to project a continuation of

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RCN Webinar 2 – November 2 at 2pm

S3 RCN Presents New England Landscapes Futures Webinar #2 MAPPING THE FUTURE SCENARIOS Thursday November 2, 2017 from 2 to 3pm EDT Presentation by Joshua Plisinski and Jonathan Thompson (Harvard Forest, Harvard University) Jonathan Thompson leads the research and mapping team for the New England Landscapes Futures project, and Joshua Plisinski created the maps of future land use. Tune in

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