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Woodland Owner Appreciation Day

Hey Folks, Alanna here (goofy one on the left) to share some info about my favorite people in the woods. I wish I had known more of them when I was getting ready to harvest land in Sebago. But, as forests do, it is reseeding pine and beginning a new cycle of growth, and I cherish that trees keep on keeping on. We know how important trees are for lots of different things, and we want to thank you for having forested land in the watershed because the trees act as a natural filter and keep our waters clean and clear. Maine, and our watershed, is under incredible pressure to develop, which would have major impacts on our water quality (not to mention our way of life!). We hope we can share some tools to keep your woods forested for many years to come. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with questions! 

First, we’re gearing up for the latest Woodland Owner Appreciation day on October 2nd, 2021 from 11-4 (rain date Oct. 3). To learn more about that FREE and super fun event, please visit our eventbrite page to check it out and sign up. It’s a wonderful gathering of other woodland owners and forest resource professionals to help you with your goals. Plus lunch and beer from the watershed, um, amazing.  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 lets have a chat: alanna@mainelakes.org


 

Thank you for keeping the woods, woods! 

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