Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly
Assoc Field Specialist COA
Forestry Field Specialist
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

*The office address listed at the top is the administrative mailing address. 

Physical Address
  • 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
  • 603-352-4550 ext. 605 (Cheshire County Office)

Matt earned his Masters and PhD degrees in forest resources management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.  Prior to joining the UNH Extension, Matt served on the faculty at Michigan Tech University where he taught courses in forest and natural resources management, timber harvesting, and forest management plan development. His research has focused on a range of topics, including forest policy and economics, family forest owner attitudes and behaviors, and logging operation efficiency and environmental impacts. As the Cheshire County forester, Matt works with private landowners to deliver programming and technical assistance. He also works with conservation groups, consulting foresters, and agency partners throughout the county and state. 

Selected Publications

  • Helman, A. C., Kelly, M. C., Rouleau, M. D., & Dickinson, Y. L. (2021). Preferences for Northern Hardwood Silviculture among Family Forest Owners in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Journal of Forestry, 119(2), 113-129. doi:10.1093/jofore/fvaa051

  • Kelly, M. C., & Germain, R. H. (2020). Applying Theory of Constraints to Timber Harvesting. Croatian journal of forest engineering, 41(1), 59-69. doi:10.5552/crojfe.2020.534

  • Aguilar, F. X., & Kelly, M. C. (2019). US family forest management coupling natural and human systems: Role of markets and public policy instruments. Landscape and Urban Planning, 188, 43-53. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.01.004

  • Dillingham, R. T., Breffle, W. S., & Kelly, M. C. (2018). A latent-class discrete-choice model of demand for economics electives: a case study on the challenge to increase enrollment. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 28(1), 113-127. doi:10.1080/08841241.2018.1426673

  • Kelly, M. C., Germain, R. H., & Bick, S. (2017). Impacts of Forestry Best Management Practices on Logging Costs and Productivity in the Northeastern USA. Journal of Forestry, 115(6), 503-512. doi:10.5849/jof.2016-031r1

  • Kelly, M. C., & Germain, R. H. (2016). Is it efficient to single-handedly run a multi-machine harvesting operation? A case study from the Northeast United States. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 27(3), 140-150. doi:10.1080/14942119.2016.1214496

  • Germain, R., Bick, S., Kelly, M., Benjamin, J., & Farrand, W. (2016). Case Study of Three High-Performing Contract Loggers with Distinct Harvest Systems: Are They Thriving, Striving, or Just Surviving?. Forest Products Journal, 66(1-2), 97-105. doi:10.13073/fpj-d-15-00010

  • Kelly, M. C., Germain, R. H., & Mack, S. A. (2016). Forest conservation programs and the landowners who prefer them: Profiling family forest owners in the New York City watershed. Land Use Policy, 50, 17-28. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.08.026

  • Kelly, M. C., Germain, R. H., & Stehman, S. V. (2015). Family Forest Owner Preferences for Forest Conservation Programs: A New York Case Study. Forest Science, 61(3), 597-603. doi:10.5849/forsci.13-120