Holt Research Forest ( is the site of a long-term forest ecosystem study in
mid-coast Maine. Since 1983 a team of scientists from the University of Maine has been
researching many aspects of the forest. With the support of the Maine TREE Foundation
( we are embarking on a new research plan which will include
examining the results of a planned timber harvest, as well as providing insights into
climate change, deer impacts, tree regeneration, and growth rates. In preparation, preharvest data needs to be collected. This year we will be remeasuring trees to look at their
growth and to get accurate measurements of the existing biomass (carbon storage).
Work location is Arrowsic, Maine (near Bath, Brunswick,
Popham and Reid State Parks, < 1 hr. from Portland).
Primary task for summer is measuring tree diameter and
conditions and regeneration sampling. Knowledge of the tree
species of Maine and ability to work independently are
essential. Familiarity with tree sampling methods, data
collection, compass use and map reading are desirable. Other
tasks may include trail maintenance, tick collection, frass
sampling, assisting with small mammal trapping and more.
Onsite housing provided. 40 hrs/week, 10 weeks, MayAugust. A vehicle is not provided; students may bring their
Submit letter of application and resume to Jack W. Witham
([email protected]).
Email or call (207-443-9438) for more information.
Valuable Work Experience