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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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
SWOAM Harvest Aids Cumberland Wood BankSWOAM Harvest Aids Cumberland Wood Bank
SWOAM recently donated a full truckload of firewood to the Cumberland Wood Bank, with the 10 cords of wood coming from a harvest on a Cumberland woodlot owned by SWOAM. 


Enhanced FIG Website Promotes LearningEnhanced FIG Website Promotes Learning
A revitalized Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) website will help connect Maine students to the forests that now occupy 90% of the state’s land area.


New Pellet Plants Planned to Fill Market NicheNew Pellet Plants Planned to Fill Market Niche
Pellet plants designed for small landowners are on the drawing board, and, in one case, ready to start up, as Maine wood markets adjust to the dearth in demand for softwood pulp produced by the closure of several paper mills.