Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan
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Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan

The HRF is the crown jewel of the ‘R’ in the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education (TREE) Foundation.  Maine TREE acquired the 350-acre property, including buildings, in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation with research conducted through a contract with the University of Maine. This 350-acre property in Arrowsic, Maine…

CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021
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CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021

Join the Certified Logging Professional program for an online logger recertification training on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. During this training, you will hear a program introduction and update from Mike St. Peter, gain knowledge from the Maine Forest Service, learn safety hot topics from MEMIC and Acadia Insurance, and get a market trend…

Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers
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Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers

At Maine TREE, we are ready to help teachers, and other organizational leaders, engage with middle and high school students to explore forest-based career options through several hands-on activities.  Those activities are part of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers module of Project Learning Tree.  If you are interested in learning more about this guide, or even trying the personality…

We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator
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We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator

Maine TREE seeks a dynamic leader to serve as its Program and Outreach Coordinator to guide forest-based outreach programs, including as Coordinator of its sponsored Maine Tree Farm program. The  Coordinator provides direct program activities and effectively manages a volunteer team composed of natural resource professionals and others to deliver those programs.  The Outreach and…

Celebrating Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service
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Celebrating Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service

Don Winslow, the long-time York County Tree Farm Chair, recently retired from his post after 47 years of service in the Maine Tree Farm Program. Don graduated with a forestry degree from the University of Maine in 1973. Right out of school, Don went to work as a forester for the Maine Forest Service, where…

Engaging Learners with Forest-Based Activities
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Engaging Learners with Forest-Based Activities

A series of interactive 30-minute workshops geared to provide fresh tips, tricks, and tools for educators. Drawing from the standards-aligned forest-based Project Learning Tree curriculum, these sessions will discuss adaptations to remote, hybrid, or in-person learning – all in a fun, hands-on format.

Mt. Ararat Students Use Maine TREE Protocols to Analyze Forest Growth
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Mt. Ararat Students Use Maine TREE Protocols to Analyze Forest Growth

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Doran This fall, students of Mr. Glenn Evans’ sophomore Honors Biology class at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine conducted an analysis of forest growth using community science protocols established by Maine TREE. Mr. Evans and his students are long-time contributors to what is now known as the Forest Ecology…

REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention
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REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention

The American Forest Foundation(AFF) is inviting family forest landowners and foresters from across the country to join their 2021 National Leadership Conference and Inaugural Landowner Convention from February 23-25. According to AFF: “The [National Leadership Conference] has historically been an annual event for volunteers and leaders from the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). In later…

American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability
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American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability

As many in the Maine Tree Farm community have noticed, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has announced the 2021 Standards of Sustainability. According to ATFS, the new Standards “were approved by AFF’s Board of Trustees on November 11th, 2020, and enacted January 1, 2021. These new Standards, which serve as the basis of the American…

Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program
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Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program

For the 16th straight year, contractors in the CLP mechanical category will pay less for workers’ compensation rates. The CLP mechanical rate for new and renewal policies through April 2021 will be 49 percent less than non-certified workers. Maine’s rate for mechanical logging the lowest in the nation, saving the industry millions of dollars over time. The…