Waldo County Small-scale Forest Stewardship Field Tour - Freedom
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Villageside Farm owners Prentice Grassi and Polly Shyka have for several years undertaken innovative small scale thinning projects, improvement cuts, wildlife habitat measures, and access improvements on the farm woodlot. Forester Rob Nelson will describe at first hand the purpose, planning, and implementation of several projects.

This tour is co-sponsored by the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service. It is one of a series of tours that highlight forest stewardship and conservation practices of private landowners. Landowners have quietly been implementing a wide variety of careful, long-term management activities and techniques for years, to enhance their woodlands’ productivity, habitat, and beauty for decades to come. Some activities require considerable labor and resources, but others do not. These short tours are open to landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands. 

The tour will provide a brief, two-hour introduction to the landowners and their goals. They will offer participants a chance to see some of the interesting work they have done, ask questions, and gather ideas for how to manage their own woods.

The tours are free and open to the public. They will involve walking in the woods and will occur rain or shine, so please dress for field conditions. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling if you can. For more information contact Aleta McKeague, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207.338.1964 or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 207.441.2895.

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Maine Woodland Owners
153 Hospital Street
PO Box 836
Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
(207) 626-0005