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.
This year's Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 will feature old favorites and new surprises at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd. in Jefferson.
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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.
One of the benefits of a SWOAM membership is a subscription to the SWOAM News, a monthly publication full of interesting information for woodland owners. Click here to view a past issue.
Some other benefits of membership include a knowledgeable staff that can answer your landowner related questions and refer you to people within our partner organizations like the Maine Forest Service, who can provide services at no cost to new and experienced landowners alike.
SWOAM's Executive Director is very active in the legislature and provides members representation on issues that can have a significant impact on landowners such as Maine Tree Growth, abandoned and discontinued roads, timber theft and trespass, Sunday hunting and many other issues.
A significant benefit in becoming a member of SWOAM is the interaction with other landowners at various venues during the year, including chapter events and the Annual Meeting.
SWOAM is a family oriented and homegrown organization that welcomes its new members. Join today and begin enjoying the many benefits of membership.
Benefits of membership include a 16 page monthly newsletter with articles written specifically for small woodland owners along with the latest news; access to our professional staff; advocacy before the legislature and government agencies; information about educational events we sponsor in your area; and a discount buying program.
We also have a growing land trust program focused on conserving working woodlands. We showcase sustainable management techniques and practices on all the lands we own.
Welcome and we hope you enjoy our website.
For more information on becoming a member, click here: Membership
This year's Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 will feature old favorites and new surprises at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd. in Jefferson, founded by Bambi Jones and Tracy Moskovitz, Maine’s 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmers. Our Field The day's events will include:
• A series of forestry demonstrations ranging from horse logging to Hidden Valley Nature Center’s unique Scandinavian-style system using mid-scale equipment, to a cut-to-length system
• A broad array of guest speakers
• Nature walks, including a rare kettlehole bog
• A tent filled with games for kids, made especially for Hidden Valley by a world-class game maker
• This year’s raffle will include a Stihl chainsaw, L.L. Bean gift certificate, 10/$25 Cabela's gift cards, a Suunto compass, folding saw and more.
Purchase raffle tickets by calling the SWOAM office - for your chance to win one of our great prizes!
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. Click Here to view informational articles on succession planning. Enjoy!
This interactive program was designed with the private woodland owner in mind. Try it yourself to see if you are already a woodland steward.
Watch a video of woodland stewardship (left). Brought to you by the Maine Forest Service
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