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Deer Habitat and Deer Yard Management - Jim Pond TWP

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:48:45 EDT

Please join the Upper Kennebec Valley chapter of the Maine Woodland Owners Association for an interesting field session on the subjects of deer habitat and managing deer wintering areas. We will meet with American Forest Management (AFM) Forester Bill Haslam and IFW Wildlife Biologists Chuck Hulsey and Bob Cordes on a property managed by AFM. In the course of planning, Bill identified the management needs of the deeryard which had not had any management activity for 40 years or so and it was approaching a stage of maturity where trees would start to die out. Managing this ground would keep the existing habitat vigorous and develop younger softwood to develop as future winter cover for deer. In the winter of 2015 a plan was developed with IF&W and in the winter of 2016 the harvest was conducted. This land is managed to adhere to the principles of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. To the northwest of the pond there is a 260-acre P-FW LUPC subdistrict. This area is zoned for the protection of deer wintering habitat, and management requires a timber harvesting plan approved by a Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) wildlife biologist. Come join us to see the harvest and bring your deer habitat questions!

Directions: Travel to Stratton by Route 27 North. From the Route 27/Route 16 intersection in Stratton village travel roughly 7 miles north on Route 27. Turn Right on the King & Bartlett Road (gravel). There are some old signs for King & Bartlett Camps and Kibby Kamps at the mouth of the road. Travel 1/4 mile across the Dead River bridge to a wide intersection where we will meet.

This event is free and open to all, no need to pre-register. Rain or shine, we will be leaving from the meeting point to head into the harvest promptly at 9 a.m. any questions, patty.cormier@maine.gov or 592-2238.




Forest Soils Workshop - Skowhegan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:12 EDT

Knowing the soils within the forest is a first step in making informed management decisions, and is often overlooked. This can be a costly mistake. Forest soil characteristics are unique and their interpretation differs from agricultural soils. Just as there are diverse forest types, there are many soil variants that lead to differing management decisions. Site selection, species selection, site productivity evaluation, silvicultural treatments, and soil amendments need crucial soil information. Please join the Upper Kennebec Valley chapter of Maine Woodland Owners with the soils guy, Dave Rocques, State Soil Scientist. He will give an overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. forest soil disturbance, forest soil management and silvicultural treatments. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and the Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This is a free workshop with a field component and will be held rain or shine. No need to pre-register and anyone is welcome! Any questions contact Patty Cormier at patty.cormier@maine.gov or 592-2238




Forest Soils Workshop - Farmington

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:15:43 EDT

Knowing the soils within the forest is a first step in making informed management decisions, and is often overlooked. This can be a costly mistake. Forest soil characteristics are unique and their interpretation differs from agricultural soils. Just as there are diverse forest types, there are many soil variants that lead to differing management decisions. Site selection, species selection, site productivity evaluation, silvicultural treatments, and soil amendments need crucial soil information. Please join the Upper Kennebec Valley chapter of Maine Woodland Owners with the soils guy, Dave Rocques, State Soil Scientist. He will give an overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. forest soil disturbance, forest soil management and silvicultural treatments. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This is a free workshop with a field component and will be held rain or shine. No need to pre-register and anyone is welcome! Any questions contact Patty Cormier at patty.cormier@maine.gov or 592-2238