Maine Woodland Owners will be at the Fryeburg Fair in the Natural Resource Center from Sunday, October 1 through Sunday, October 8.

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.

2017 Forestry Field Day

was held on September 9, 2017. Click here to see photos.

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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.

Our name has changed! Our name has changed!

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 is a unique, updated logo.    

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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
Quite the Show: a Big Year for Seed CropsQuite the Show: a Big Year for Seed Crops
Keeping in touch with your woodlot is a continuing necessity for timely silviculture treatments, and for anticipating future conditions and needs. Monitoring seed crop cycles provides insight to natural regeneration dynamics.


Foraging on Private Land Without Permission IllegalForaging on Private Land Without Permission Illegal
Folks who have been picking fiddleheads or mushrooms lately need to know that they are required by law to get the landowner’s permission. I’m sure this is a surprise to many of them.