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Owning woodland is fun and rewarding. But we know it is not always easy to find the information you are looking for or get the help you need. Since 1975, we have been the organization that works to help, support and represent the interests of small woodland owners.

2016 Forestry Field Day

The 2016 Forestry Field Day is Saturday, September 10, 2016. Learn more here.


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Plan for the Future of your Woodlot

Succession Planning Informational Series Planning for the future of your woodland or succession planning is something all woodland owners must do to ensure the future stewardship of their property.

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Plan for the Future of your Woodlot

Succession Planning

This interactive program was designed with the private woodland owner in mind. Try it yourself to see if you are already a woodland steward.

Interactive Program

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Watch a video of woodland stewardship (left). Brought to you by the Maine Forest Service

News You Can Use News You Can Use
Invasive Plants 101:  Shrubby honeysucklesInvasive Plants 101: Shrubby honeysuckles
Shrubby honeysuckles are not only invasive, but large enough to take over a forest understory. Lonicera morrowii, L. tatarica, L. x bella)are deciduous shrubs of Northeastern woods, sometimes found around old cellar holes. 

Foresters Offer Advice on Dealing with EABForesters Offer Advice on Dealing with EAB
     As the emerald ash borer (EAB) approaches the state, the Maine Forest Service (MFS) is preparing for likely quarantines, while foresters are hearing from and advising their clients about what the future may hold.

It’s Tick Season.  Get to Know Your AdversaryIt’s Tick Season. Get to Know Your Adversary
Since 2000, deer tick populations have expanded throughout the state, and Lyme disease cases have increased exponentially.  The 5- to 14-year-old age group, and those over 65, have been most vulnerable.