Immersive Education in the Maine Woods

Immersive Education in the Maine Woods

Mark Savage (far left) with students in Brewer’s Forestry Immersion program A New Summer Program Supports Students and Maine’s Future Forest Economy Written by: Logan Johnson On a cool August morning, high school students, with their instructor, thoughtfully assessed the breakdown. Visitors were coming, and they wanted the equipment running well to show off all…

2023 Forestry Field Day Honors Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust
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2023 Forestry Field Day Honors Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust

From left: Landon Fake, Roger Greene, and Carl Derian accept the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award for Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, presented by Maine Tree Farm Board President, Jesse Duplin. Written by: Gavi Mallory The 2023 Forestry Field Day was held at Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust in Orland on Sunday, September…

Maine TREE Foundation to Honor 2023 Forest Award Recipients

Maine TREE Foundation to Honor 2023 Forest Award Recipients

Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award and the newly established Sherry Huber Forest Champion Award. These awards honor individuals, landowners, and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the sustainable management of Maine’s forest resources….

Forest Awards Night
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Forest Awards Night

Join Maine TREE during Forest Products Week for our first 🌲 Forest Awards Night 🌲 October 19, 2023 5:00 – 9:00pm Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon ME 🏆 Awards to be presented include the Austin Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award and the inaugural Sherry Huber Forest Champion Award 🏆 Read about the award recipients here…

2023 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours
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2023 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours

The 2023 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours brought Maine educators to commercial timberlands, recreation areas, mills, conservation lands, and family forests. Immersed in hands-on professional development, teachers learned about Maine’s forest industry, forest ecology, green jobs opportunities for their students, and accessible models of outdoor education at any grade level. Read all about the experience…

Holt Research Forest Hosts Field Tour for Forestry Professionals
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Holt Research Forest Hosts Field Tour for Forestry Professionals

SAF Northeast’s Maine Chapter hosted a field tour at Holt Research Forest in mid-August Written by: Gavriela Mallory On a Friday in mid-August, Maine Society of American Foresters (SAF) members gathered at Holt Research Forest (HRF) for a property tour and discussion of past and future management and research on-site. The tour was led by…

Forest Ecology Research Network Workshop – Using Forests to Engage Students in Your Community
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Forest Ecology Research Network Workshop – Using Forests to Engage Students in Your Community

When: August 10, 2023; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Yankee Woodlot, Skowhegan Join us for an exciting workshop on using forests as a tool for community science and engagement with students in climate and career discussions. Led by Maine TREE Director of Education Lena Ives and Maine Forest Service District Forester Shane Duigan, we…

Empowering the Future of Maine’s Forests
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Empowering the Future of Maine’s Forests

Old Town Elementary third-graders at NELA Logging Expo in Bangor Written by: Gavriela Mallory Investment in green workforce development in Maine is growing. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, there is an increasing need for young adults across natural resource industries. In the forestry sector, in particular, 37% of the 2020 workforce will…