North New Portland, 100 miles from campus
History: This woodlot was donated to the University by Wayne H. Merrill in 1988.
General Description: This lot is entirely wood consisting of second growth mixed species. It was previously pastured and last harvested in the 1990’s.
Current Uses: The Merrill lot is currently managed for timber production. Any proceeds from the sale of products must go to a scholarship for the College of Natural Resources, Forestry and Agriculture.
Potential Uses: This lot has potential research value, but its distance from campus limits uses to low intensity. Timber production will remain dominant to support its named scholarship.