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Acronym: 
EHI
Phone number: 
207-546-2821

Location

59 Eagle Hill Road
04680 Steuben , Maine
United States
Maine US
Postal address: 
P.O. Box 9
Working languages: 
English

The Mission of the Institute

The Institute is a 501(c)(3) scientific and literary nonprofit organization which is dedicated to contributing to a greater interest in scholarly and educational pursuits, especially in the natural history sciences. It maintains an interdisciplinary focus in order to better understand complex relationships among disciplines. Its mission is international in scope. In pursuing its mission, the Institute recognizes that greater interests in scholarly and educational pursuits is something that everyone benefits from.

Program Activities

The Eagle Hill Institute (formerly the Humboldt Field Research Institute) is located on the eastern coast of Maine and is perhaps best known for the advanced natural history science seminars and scientific illustration workshops it has offered since 1987. Its commitments expanded over time to include the publication of 3 peer-reviewed scientific journals. The Northeastern Naturalist and Southeastern Naturalist are tandem natural history science journals for eastern North America, while the Journal of the North Atlantic is a circum-North Atlantic archaeology and environmental history journal. The Institute is developing a 4th journal, Space and Evolution, which will serve as an international forum for specialists involved in furthering humankind’s efforts to explore Space and settle off-Earth Space. Other efforts of the Institute include a public library collection, a residency program for scholars and scientific illustrators, the annual Northeast Natural History Conference, occasional expeditions into the Orinoco region of Venezuela, and public lecture programs.

Eagle Hill Institute Resources

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Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2015
Georgia

For amphibian species suspected of undergoing enigmatic declines, it is important to determine the effort required to confidently establish species absence. Desmognathus auriculatus (Southern Dusky Salamander) has purportedly gone from being quite common throughout the southeastern US Coastal Plain to now being enigmatically rare. We used repeated standardized surveys of 5 historically occupied streams and their adjacent riparian zones between 2007 and 2010 to estimate detection rate of Southern Dusky Salamanders. We detected Southern Dusky Salamanders at 3 of 5 historic sites.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2015

The Fernow Experimental Forest (herein called the Fernow) in Tucker County, WV, was set aside in 1934 for “experimental and demonstration purposes under the direction of the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station” of the US Forest Service. Named after a famous German forester, Bernhard Fernow, the Fernow was initially developed with considerable assistance from the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2014

The Mollicy Farms Unit of Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, LA, consists of former agricultural land replanted with traditional bottomland hardwood species. Much of it is surrounded by a containment levee built to hold back the annual floodwaters of the Ouachita River. In 2009, two extreme floods, with water levels over 4 m above the flood stage, breached the levee, leaving the area inside the levee inundated for an extended period of time. We investigated the mortality of trees and saplings following these floods.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2014
Mexico

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) established and funded the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative (MBHI), with the goal of improving and increasing wetland habitats on private lands to benefit wintering and migrating waterbirds displaced from oil-impacted coastal wetlands.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2013

We summarized all known historical and contemporary data on the geographic distribution of Etheostoma raneyi (Yazoo Darter), a range-restricted endemic in the Little Tallahatchie and Yocona rivers (upper Yazoo River basin), MS. We identified federal and state land ownership in relation to the darter's distribution and provided quantitative estimates of abundance of the species.

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