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Working Landscapes Strategy: support research and development of the region’s biomass resource, including woodshed analysis, technological efficiencies, fuel (pellet/ woodchip) processing, and dedicated thermal energy crops, such as shrub willow, switchgrass, and miscanthus. While the North Country has great potential for the development of its forested lands as a biomass source, concern has been expressed repeatedly over the need to establish a comprehensive, data-based plan which will ensure that the resource remain intact for future generations both as an economic asset and for the ecosystem services provided by healthy forests. As the region looks to capitalize on this bountiful carbon neutral energy resource, there is great need for research in every aspect of the process to inform industry, residents, manufacturers, foresters, etc. as to best management practices. The 10 educational institutions within the North Country’s boundaries serve as an enormous resource in the acquisition of relevant data. Students can learn by engaging in real-life projects while making important contributions the region. 161

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North Country Region Sustainability Plan

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North Country Region Sustainability Plan

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