Maine Tree Farm Committee Receives Two Grant Awards
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Maine Tree Farm Committee Receives Two Grant Awards

The American Tree Farm System has awarded the Maine Tree Farm Committee two $10,000 Outcome-Based Grant Awards. Each of the grants will support the development of two community-building projects, a Peer Ambassador Network and Tree Farm Family Forest Stewardship Hubs. The Peer Ambassador Network’s goal is to develop a network of Tree Farmers who can…

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The Woodland Steward Program

A new online course can help you enjoy and manage your woodland   By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future writer   Picture this: Three generations of a family huddled around a computer screen, reading, talking, and answering questions online. No, they’re not facebooking, skyping or playing the latest space aliens shoot ’em up game…

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A forest stewardship state of mind

Allen Higgins and Josiah Pierce talk about caring for the land   By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer   Allen “Higmo” Higgins, asked what forest stewardship means to him, barely pauses.   “The biggest thing is, you can’t have it all. You can’t have a quick harvest, all kinds of money in your pocket…

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Community Forests: an old idea that’s new again

Fresh from the Woods Forest scene on Branch Lake land in Ellsworth. Photo courtesy of Jerry and Marcy Monkman, Ecophotography.org Community Forests: an old idea that’s new again January 2011 By Joe Rankin They provide timber, hiking trails, opportunities to learn, even maple syrup. They serve to protect watersheds and provide habitat for wildlife. They’re…

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Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship

Fresh from the Woods Prentiss & Carlisle president Donald White, left, Gov. John Baldacci, and P&C Chairman David Carlisle show off the Austin Wilkins Award plaque, carved of prime cherry wood. (Photo by Joe Rankin) Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship By Joe Rankin  When it comes to good timberland management, spreadsheets…