Harvard University Study Cites Need for Conservation Investments and "Smart Growth" to Preserve the State's Forestry

13 December 2013

While a new study conducted by a Harvard University institute and Smithsonian Institution warns that development trends in Massachusetts, if unchecked, pose a threat to forestry and the climate, the tone set by its researchers this week was one of optimism.

The study, titled “Changes to the Land,” was released Thursday at the Springfield Science Museum, detailing four possible scenarios for the future of the state’s forestry over the next five decades.

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