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Woodland Owner Appreciation Day

This year’s  Woodland Owner Appreciation day will be on October 2nd, 2021 from 11-4 (rain date Oct. 3), in Naples, Maine. It is entirely outside with a large event tent, portapotties, a handwashing station and plenty of hand sanitizer. We are recommending masks when closer than 6 feet apart.

Some of the topics include:

  • Forestry 101: Getting started with managing your forested land
  • Forestry 202: Intricacies and challenges of forest management (for those of you that have joined us in the past, here’s the next level!)
  • Forestry for Maine Birds (how to manage your forest to support Maine year-round and migrating avian friends)
  • Attracting diverse Maine wildlife
  • Financial Implications of Land Conservation

 

To learn more about this FREE and super fun event, please visit our eventbrite page to check it out and sign up (register by September 24). It’s a wonderful gathering of other woodland owners and forest resource professionals to help you with your goals (because sometimes it’s better to talk to someone in person- including to other landowners!). Plus we’ll have lunch, raffle prizes and beer from the watershed!  Register here!

If meeting in person is not your thing right now, here are some resources to get you started on your forest management journey! You may find them totally overwhelming; there is a lot out there. Start with your district forester, and go from there.

To walk in the woods with your district forester, talk about your vision, and hear some options: find your district forester here.

Interested in managing for migrating songbirds? Check out the Forestry for Maine Birds | Maine AudubonForestry for Maine Birds program from Maine Audubon.

Here are some Fact sheets from the Maine Forest Service for different management techniques.

More about Maine Tree farm program, and Maine Woodland Owners. And, if you’re a woman who owns a woodland, check out Women Owning Woodlands!

Maybe you don’t have a large woodlot but are interested in protecting woods, waters, wildlife, and way of life. Please connect with a local land trust: Loon Echo Land Trust, Greater Lovell Land Trust, Western Foothills Land Trust,  or donate to the Sebago Clean Waters fund to help protect the upper Sebago Lake watershed.

Still not sure where to start? Shoot me an email and let’s have a chat: alanna@mainelakes.org

 

Thank you for keeping the woods, woods! 

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