Alternative Futures Modeling in Maine and East Africa: Understanding the Past… Envisioning the Future

Posted Oct. 28, 2013, at 2:39 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Road , Steuben, Maine

For more information: Jason Wimbiscus; 207-546-2821;

Rob Lilieholm, Associate Professor of Forest Policy at U-Maine, Orono, will explain how alternative futures modeling is a place-based approach to developing a range of possible future land use/land cover depictions for a region. This is done by first understanding past and existing landscapes and drivers of change (for example, biophysical, social, and economic factors). These drivers are then applied to the landscape under various policies & assumptions to create a spatially-explicit range of alternative futures.