Welcome to the home page of NCSSF Project B1.1 at the University of New Hampshire.
The goal of our research is to reconcile 400 years of land use and disturbance
in managed forests of the northeastern United States. We conducted a literature review to: 1) describe presettlement vegetation and the major
natural disturbances / ecological processes that influenced these forests before
European colonization, 2) describe the effects of land-use on these forests
since European colonization ~1600 AD, and 3) suggest sustainable forest
management practices that can restore a range of natural habitat elements to
forest landscapes that today lack natural structural variability and age
distribution. This site is designed to provide both practical and educational resources for foresters, landowners, and the general public.