The Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) is a competitive grant program funded by the USDA Forest Service and supporting cross-disciplinary, collaborative research in the Northern Forest — a 26-million acre working landscape that is home to more than one million residents and stretches from eastern Maine through New Hampshire and Vermont and into northern New York.  The NSRC addresses the importance of the Northern Forest to society and the need for research to have relevance and benefit to the people who live there, work with its resources, use its products, visit it, and care about it.