Subscribe: Maine Forest Service - Calendar of Events
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
district  events  field  fire  forest service  forest  information  maine forest  maine  national park  service  tour  woodland  woods 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Maine Forest Service - Calendar of Events

Maine Forest Service - Calendar of Events

This is the Maine Forest Service Calendar of Events page.

Copyright: Copyright 2017 All rights reserved.

A Day in the Woods - Jefferson

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:45:56 EDT

Midcoast Conservancy and MOFGA are hosting a full day of information and fun in the woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. A few of the highlights include:

  • Learn by listening and talking to state experts on low-impact forestry, improving the ability of forest practices to sequester carbon and enhance wildlife habitat, the benefits of conservation easements, land trust experience with forestry, and more.

  • Learn by seeing, doing and walking with pros. There will be guided walks and talks; demonstrations of logging with horses, small scale equipment, and a small European cut to length processor; workshops on trail making and tree pruning, dealing with invasive plants and bugs; exhibits and more.

  • Learn by having fun. There will be several university woodsmen team competitions, guided walks for kids with readings in the woods by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and more. Exercise with a "Tour De Woods" FatBike ride. Stomp your feet, dance, or just listen to The Gawler Family band performing new and old logging songs.

Map">,+Jefferson,+ME+04348/@44.1422855,-69.5735684,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cadee3fbd19cd23:0x44494426007714f1!8m2!3d44.142281!4d-69.571379">Map of Event Location

For">">For more information

Working with Your Woodland - Waldoboro

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:06:38 EDT

This class is for woodland owners and others who want to improve their understanding of the forests they own, manage, or enjoy - and the choices and options they have to accomplish their goals. Woodland stewardship and management includes a wide range of possible activities, from invasive plant control to wildlife habitat improvement to timber harvesting. All of these are more successful with some basic knowledge, adequate planning, and in many cases, working with professionals, e.g. foresters and loggers. Forests take decades to grow, and careful decisions can greatly enhance the many benefits from woodland. The class consists of evening classes, plus there will be 3 optional afternoon field trips, most likely Thursday afternoons, to provide on-site examples of woodland management. The instructor is Morten Moesswilde, District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, along with several guest speakers. Morten Moesswilde is the Maine Forest Service District Forester for Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, and Kennebec counties.

More information or to register:">">

Waldo County Small-scale Forest Stewardship Field Tour - Thorndike

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:33:43 EDT

Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Maine Forest Service are co-sponsoring a series of short field tours to highlight forest stewardship and conservation practices used by private landowners, beginning in July. Many landowners have quietly been implementing a wide variety of careful, long-term management activities and techniques for years to enhance their woodlands' productivity, habitat, and beauty for decades to come. Some activities require considerable labor and resources, but others do not. These short tours are open to landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands. The tours will provide a brief, two-hour introduction to the landowners and their goals, often with the forester and/or harvester working with the landowner. They will offer participants a chance to see some of the interesting work they have done, ask questions, and gather ideas for how to manage their own woods.

The next tour scheduled is:

Thursday, September 28, 3-5 p.m. - Johnson Farm, Thorndike. Landowners Travis and Katie Johnson will talk about management of their 400-acre farm, in family ownership since the 1700s. Travis will describe his computerized timber inventory tracking system which increases his ability to track the value of his trees. He'll also display the Wallenstein log trailer which enables him to adjust his harvest approach and respond to specialized forest product markets. Meet at Johnson Farm on Works Road, approx. 2.5 miles west of Route 7 (Valley Road), just over the Thorndike/Jackson town line.

The tours are free and open to the public. They will involve walking in the woods and will occur rain or shine, so please dress for field conditions. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling if you can. For more information contact Aleta McKeague, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207.338.1964 or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service at 207.441.2895.

Maine's 1947 fires - 70th anniversary

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:51:34 EDT

On October 17 and 18, 2017, the Maine Forest Service is partnering with the Northeast Forest Fire Compact, the National Park Service, the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for an event in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The theme is "The Great Acadia Fire - 70 years later - lessons and future challenges." The event will include lectures, discussions and a field trip in areas where the historic fire occurred. This is a unique opportunity for the wildland fire community to increase public awareness about fire history in Maine and the importance of advanced preparedness.

For more information visit:"> />">">

(image)" alt="The 1947 fires in Maine consumed over 200,000 acres of forest and fields, leveled 9 communities and left 16 people dead. On the 70th anniversary of the fire, a discussion and tour will be held in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park." />

The 1947 fires in Maine consumed over 200,000 acres of forest and fields, leveled 9 communities and left 16 people dead. On the 70th anniversary of the fire, a discussion and tour will be held in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.