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Woodland Owner Appreciation Day

Jack Hernandez and Paul Larrivee lead the Forestry 202 walk at out 2021 event in Naples, Maine. Photo courtesy of Portland Water District and Mark Hunt.

We have a date! October 1, 2022, with a rain date of October 2. This year the Loon Echo Land Trust will host us at the Peabody-Fitch Woods, a preserve and tree farm in Bridgton, adjacent to Narramissic, a Bridgton Historical Society site. Expect some of the tried and true walks and talks, like Forestry 101 and Forestry for Maine Birds. You can also expect more learning about what a land trust is and does on the landscape, a visit to a recent harvest, and lots of historical information about the site and Bridgton (plus a tour of the 1790’s farmhouse at the end of the day!). Please click here to register.

With special thanks this year to the Bridgton Historical Society! 

 
For more information about last year’s event, check out the article in the Bridgton News!
 

Matt Markot of LELT leads a land conservation talk under the tent. Photo courtesy of Portland Water District and Mark Hunt. Below is our first event at the Highland Research Forest in 2018!

Of course, 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. You can 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, Mahoosuc 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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