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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.

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Annual Appeal

Our 2019 Annual Appeal campaign has begun

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Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum Highlights

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta Room, 2nd Floor, North Wing

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This year's program is loaded with informative presentations and entertainment that woodland owners and enthusiasts will enjoy. 

Standish Land Purchase Standish Land Purchase

This year we are doing something we have never done in our history. In addition to our 2018 Annual Appeal goal of $75,000, we are hoping to raise additional funds toward the purchase of an important parcel of land.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we already owned a significant parcel in Standish. A key parcel adjoining that holding came on the market, which would ensure access and represents some of the finest tree growing land in the area, as well as abundant wildlife, recreational trails, and water resources. Because time was short, we moved quickly to secure a loan to acquire it. The parcel is 134 acres, which we purchased for $135,000. That brought our total contiguous ownership to 423 acres.

Purchasing the land was a stretch, but a decision the Board of Directors and staff felt we should make. The loan must be paid off within three years. We are hoping to raise $45,000 toward that loan this year in addition to our Annual Appeal. 


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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
Bills Proliferate at the State House
The pace of action at the State House is picking up. While many bills have yet to be printed, a number of those of interest to woodland owners have been dealt with, or are pending. Here are some of the issues we’ve been dealing with:

Tick Pathogen Test Now Available in MaineTick Pathogen Test Now Available in Maine
A new in-state service that tests ticks for the three most common tick-borne pathogens – Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis –  is now available to Maine residents.