Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum - Augusta
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta

The 2018 Maine Woodland Owners' Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum is shaping up to be a great event.  Once again, it will take place at the Augusta Civic Center, on the second floor of the north wing.  We will begin with the annual meeting, including an update of this past year’s activities and progress. 

     Sumner McKane will be back once more, providing live entertainment with The Northeast by Eastern, his latest show, which combines archival film footage and interviews backed up by a live musical soundtrack. The oral histories of The Northeast by Eastern evoke the aura of a quieter time in early 20th century New England and Upstate New York, along with tales of river driver’s antics and smuggling during prohibition.

     The day will include a host of speakers providing the latest information on topics of interest to woodland owners. A cash-only lunch will be served cafeteria-style right in the conference room. Plans are underway for a bigger and better silent auction.  We will also be raffling off a gorgeous handmade kayak.


Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum Agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  -  Coffee and Informal Discussion with board members and staff.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m -  Annual Meeting - Update of activities, plans for 2018, awards, legislative update, and election of board members and officers. Drawing of door prizes.
  • 9:30 a.m.  -  Adjourn Annual Meeting
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  -  Tree Growth Tax Law Fact and Fiction - Tom Doak will separate fact from fiction concerning the Tree Growth Tax Law Program, focusing on the predominant misunderstandings in the law.
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  - The Best Apps for Woodland Owners to use on Tablets and Smart Phones - Casey Olechnowicz,  a graduate student from the University of Maine, will be sharing his research on top picks for smart devices and suggested  apps available to woodland owners.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  -  Their Land, Their Legacy - Jessica Leahy, Board President and professor form the University of Maine, will share a new publication for towns, conservation commissions, land trusts and others who want to help landowners with succession, or conservation estate planning.

  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  -  Author Michael Wojtech - will be on hand to talk about his book, Bark, and will be available to sign  copies at the meeting.  Wojtech's book provides information on structure  and ecology of tree bark, description of bark appearance, an easy-to-use identification key, and supplemental information on non-bark characteristics - all enhanced by over 450 photographs, illustrations, and maps.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch will be available for purchase in the meeting room for $7.00.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. -  Austin Wilkins Award
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - The Northeast by Eastern - Sumner McKane combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs of rural New England and Upstate New York, with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories and live music. 
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Invasive Plants - Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, will give a fun and informative talk about invasive plants and discuss the soon-to-be published invasive plant guide for Maine.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  -  Tree Farm Awards - including Maine 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmer.  Door Prizes and Adjourn.
Owned by Jeanne On Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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