Project Area:

The University of Connecticut is leading the development of an ASCC affiliate project site targeting oak forests in southern New England. Oak forests in southern New England often extend across multiple wooded parcels of varying sizeand ownership status in a parcelized and fragmented landscape. This project also includes considerations of the social dimensions of managing small parcels in the context of an exurban landscape. Rather than a single site, treatments will be replicated across the regional landscape on multiple ownerships.

SNE ASCC Workshop Field Visit
Managers and scientists discuss climate change impacts in oak-hickory forests in Southern New England. Photo: Amanda Bunce, University of Connecticut
Visiting the Mohegan State Forest
Managers and scientists visit the Mohegan State Forest during the Southern New England Exurban ASCC Workshop. Photo: Amanda Bunce, University of Connecticut












Site Leads & Partners:

Researchers from the University of Connecticut, including Tom Worthley, Anita Morzillo and Robert Fahey, have led the development of the Southern New England Oak ASCC project. 

Staff from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry are leading the coordination of one treatment site at the Mohegan State Forest, currently under consideration and undergoing treatment plan review. Additional sites are being identified.