Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education (Maine TREE), founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated timberland owners, forest products producers, tree farmers, and others interested in the Maine forest, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Augusta, Maine.

Our Mission is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.  

We realize our mission through research and education programs for schools, government, media, and the general public. Our partnerships with forest community members support programs for forest owners, woods workers, and recreational users.

Our Vision is that the public values and supports Maine’s healthy forest ecosystems, forest professionals, scientific forest management, and sound public policies that sustain Maine’s forest-dependent people and communities.

Our Team

Logan Johnson
Executive Director

Logan is excited to work with people interested in helping others discover the forest as a sustainable natural resource that provides services communities depend on. Raised in rural Washington County, Maine, he didn’t find his passion for forests until he was a student at the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Forestry degree. He lives in Westbrook with his wife, Sarah, and their pup, Calla Lilly. Emaillogan[at]mainetree.org

Cathy Jo Herlihy
Office Manager

CJ grew up in Skowhegan and is a Skowhegan High School graduate. She has worked in the administrative field for 30 years; this is her second stint working for the TREE Foundation. She worked for TREE for over six years; she ran the office from her home when her son was young. She previously worked for the Family Planning Association of Maine and the Maine State Nurses Association. She lives in Winslow with her husband. Emailcj[at]mainetree.org

Lena Ives,
Director of Education &
Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Lena graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management and Wildlife Conservation. After spending a few years working on different wildlife-based research projects, contributing to management plans, and expanding her outdoor recreation experience, she transitioned to a career in environmental education. In her free time, Lena enjoys serving as a member of the Wilderness Rescue Team, recreating on trails, making things from scratch, and caring for her small farm. Emaillena[at]mainetree.org

Gavriela Mallory
Forest Programs Manager

Gavi is passionate about promoting sustainable ecosystems and human communities in the face of climate change. She grew up in Massachusetts, though most of her childhood memories are in the Maine woods and on the shores of Lake Michigan. She holds a BA in Biology and Studio Arts from Swarthmore College and an MS in Sustainable Forest Management from Oregon State University. In her free time, Gavi can be found skate skiing, making watercolor paintings, and exploring Maine’s trails with her hound dog, Fennel. Emailgavi[at]mainetree.org

Mike St. Peter
Associate Director, Certified Logging Professional (contracted position)

Mike’s career in forest product industry safety and health education spans 44 years. He has developed and shared programming to improve occupational safety, environmental regulations, and compliance regulations in forestry as a Certified Logging Professionals (CLP) founder and director, as well as through his consulting company. Under Mike’s direction, the CLP program has proved to be one of the country’s most successful logger training and education programs. Originally from the St. John Valley in Northern Maine, Mike now resides in Jackman and enjoys all the recreational opportunities in the area.

Board of Directors

Ethan Bessey, President, Hinckley, ED Bessey & Son

Peter Carrier, Treasurer, Skowhegan, Carrier Chipping

Beth Cushman, Pownal, Maine Custom Woodlands

Julie Davenport, Norridgewock, Maine Forest Service

Charles Hall, Albion, SAPPI Fine Paper, NA

Alexander Ingraham, Hampden, Pingree Associates

Keith Kanoti, Old Town, University of Maine

Ken Laustsen, Oakland

Kathryn Manende, Alfred, Central Maine Power

Toby Pineo, Hampden, A&A Brochu

Jonathan Pottle, Vice-President, Bangor, Eaton Peabody

Pat Sirois, Litchfield, Maine SFI-SIC

Brian Souers, Lincoln, Treeline

Jacob Vainio, Auburn, Farm Credit East

Our Supporters

Community Sponsors

Woodland Sponsors