About CFE

Center for the Environment: Environmental scholarship informed by the world with a regional focus and local engagement.

Squam LakeThe Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University addresses fundamental environmental issues in northern New England through scientific research, education, and collaboration. We engage on and off campus partners in projects using science-based knowledge to promote informed decision making. CFE provides future educators, researchers, and leaders with a comprehensive environmental education that includes real-world research experience, an understanding of how the natural and built environments are integrated, and knowledge of the community we live in and the economy in which we participate.

Recent News

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Fungal Foray Series

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the Center for the Environment is leading a “Fungal Foray Series” during the 2017 summer and fall for PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains. July 7. Meet at the Museum of the White Mountains – 9:30 am Fungal foray at Smarts Brook from 10am-noon. Suggested donation: $10. August 5.  […]

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Student Showcase of Excellence

Each spring Plymouth State University highlights student research and scholarship through the Showcase of Excellence. The following CFE students presented a talk or poster at the event: Understanding how stakeholders value scenic views: Lessons from the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire on incorporating viewshed management into environmental decision making – Carolyn Greenough […]

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New Habitat Guidelines for Six Species of Eastern Wildlife

The American marten, Bicknell’s thrush, Canada warbler, rusty blackbird, scarlet tanager and wood thrush – six beleaguered northeastern forest animals – should get a boost from a new series of publications explaining how best to create and manage habitat for them. Guidelines for Managing Habitat for Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need describe landscape and […]

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MS Thesis Defenses in May 2017

Over the next few weeks, students will be giving presentations about their research projects. Please join us for the following talks and learn more about our students’ work. May 3, 12 pm at Frost Academic Commons: Carolyn Greenough – Understanding how stakeholders value scenic views: Lessons from the Lakes Region and White Mountains of NH […]

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Environmental Science and Policy Students Host Science Brew Café

On May 8th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. experts in the fields of sociology, forestry, and economic development will participate in What’s In Store for Northern New Hampshire — a science café at Biederman’s Deli and Pub on Main Street in Plymouth.  The event will focus on the changing trends within forest management and their impacts […]

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January 9th, 2013 by Michael

Center for the Environment

Plymouth State University
Samuel Read Hall Building, 2nd Floor
MSC #63, 17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

phone (603) 535-3179
fax (603) 535-3004