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William Leak

Research Forester
Center for Research on Ecosystem Change
271 Mast Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Phone: 603-868-7655

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Current Research

Large-scale, longterm timber/wildlife management studies in northern hardwoods/hemlock. Forest landtyping/succession.


  • NY State College of Forestry, M.F. Forest Management, 1956
  • NY State College of Forestry, B.S. Forestry, 1953

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, Society of American Foresters
  • NH Timberland Owners Association

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National Research Highlights

Silvicultural Guide for Northern Hardwoods in the Northeast Updated (2014)
This revision of the 1987 silvicultural guide updates and expands the silvicultural information on northern hardwoods. It provides additional information on wildlife habitat and managing mixed-wood and northern hardwood-oak stand.

Last updated on : 04-Jan-2016