Why become a member?

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.

Annual Appeal

Our Annual Appeal has begun. After reaching and exceeding last year's goal of $55,000, we have set our target for 2016-17 at $57,500
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Annual Meeting

42nd Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum - Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center, is again part of the Agricultural Trades Show

Our name is changing! Our name is changing!

We're moving forward... as of our Annual Meeting on January 11th, 2017, the Small Woodland Owners Association became the Maine Woodland Owners. This change in name reflects a desire to have a more succinct name that fully describes the organization and one that will be more attuned and attractive to both current and new landowners. Associated with the new name comes a unique, updated logo.  You will see this new name and logo begin to replace SWOAM as our new brand.  

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Become A Woodland Steward Become A Woodland Steward

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
Banning the Sale of Invasive Plants, and a Few HitchhikersBanning the Sale of Invasive Plants, and a Few Hitchhikers
Thirty-three invasive, and likely or potentially invasive, plants have been banned from sale in Maine in a ruling that went into effect on January 14, 2017.  Prohibition of sales will begin on January 1, 2018.  Three of those plants have never been nursery stock, but rather, "horticultural hitchhikers."


Tom Doak Discusses Large Game Management on Public RadioTom Doak Discusses Large Game Management on Public Radio
Tom Doak, the executive director of Maine Woodland Owners, was a guest speaker this week on Maine Calling, a Maine Public Radio program.  The topic was "Maine's Big Game Wildlife Plan."  The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is currently working on rewriting the plan. To listen to a recording of the program, click here.