Hands-On Learning in Our 363-Acre Forest
UNE's 363 acres of contiguous forest serve as a natural laboratory for our researchers and science and environmental studies classes, benefitting the community as a whole.
The State of Maine Natural Areas Program has labeled the land a habitat of significant value due to its high density of pocket swamps and more than a hundred vernal pools. The area contains uplands and wetlands and is home to many species, including wild turkeys, deer, coyotes, moose, frogs, turtles, and salamanders.
As a student in the School of Marine and Environmental Programs, the forest allows you to participate in research related to woodland birds, vernal pools, wildlife, plants, climate change, and more.