Welcome From the Executive Director

Owning and managing small woodland properties in Maine can be very rewarding, but there are many challenges too. Issues that small woodland owners deal with include taxes, public use of private lands, land use regulations, protecting wildlife habitats and water quality, marketing of forest products and how to find reliable foresters, loggers and other professionals. That is where we come in. Whether you are a knowledgeable, longtime woodland owner or just getting started, we can help.

SWOAM is also a tremendous advocate for landowners with state agencies and other organizations, ensuring landowner’s voices are heard.

We hope you will consider becoming a member of SWOAM to help us continue to be the premier resource for woodland owners. No ownership is too large or small. Our member’s woodlands range in size from a few acres to a few thousand acres, and everything in between.

There is strength in numbers. Your membership and support of our organization will determine the future for Maine woodland landowners.

As a third generation woodland owner myself, welcome, and I hope you enjoy our website.

Sincerely,

Tom Doak

Executive Director