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
Austin Wilkins (left) receiving the first Forest Stewardship Award named in his honor

Awards from Maine’s Forest Community

2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Vince & Kathi Seiwert of Bombadil Tree Farm
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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust awarded 2022 Hancock County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
Aerial photo of woodcock habitat cuts at Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. Photo courtesy of …
Andy Shultz presented the American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award
Andy Shultz (right) is presented with an American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award by …
Forestry Field Day at Wicopy Woods
Maine Tree Farm Chair, Randy Lagasse, presents Drs. Bob Seymour and Jessica Leahy the 2020 …