2019 Winner:
Maine Association of Conservation Districts

The 2019 award was presented to the Maine Association of Conservation Districts on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Blaine House by Governor Janet Mills and Maine TREE Board President Marcia McKeague.  They presented the award to Andrew Reed, MACD President, and Carol Weymouth, MACD Executive Director. 

The Austin Wilkins Forest Stewardship award is the foremost recognition for landowners and individuals who are outstanding examples of managing Maine’s working forest in an exemplary and sustainable way.

YearAward Recipients
2004Austin Wilkins
2005Seven Islands Land Co & Pingree Heirs
2007Sherry Huber & John Hagen
2008Baskahegan Timberlands
2009Baxter FMA & Jensen Bissell
2010Prentiss & Carlisle
2011Robbins Lumber Company
2012Robert Linkletter & Linkletter Family
2013Maine Tree Farm Committee
2014Robert Chadbourne & Chadbourne Family
2015Irving Woodlands, LLC
2016Max McCormack
2017Maine Woodland Owners
2019Maine Association of Conservation Districts
2021Ken Laustsen
Austin Wilkins (left) receiving the first Forest Stewardship Award named in his honor

Awards from Maine’s Forest Community

Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award Renamed Anita Smith Stewardship Award
Maine Project Learning Tree coordinator Lena Ives (left) presents Anita Smith (right) the inaugural Anita …
Forestry Field Day at Bombadil Tree Farm
By Jennifer Hicks, Maine Woodland Owners Maine Woodland Owners, Maine Tree Farm, along with Vince …
Mike St. Peter Receives Abby Holman Public Service Award
Mike St. Peter, the primary safety instructor for Maine TREE's Certified Logging Professional program, received …
Ken Laustsen Receives 2021 Austin Wilkins Award
Maine TREE Foundation and the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry selected …