Maine's land trust
        for the North Woods

The mission of the Forest Society of Maine (FSM) is to conserve Maine's forestlands in a manner that sustains their ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values.

Learn more by exploring FSM conserved lands.







Explore an FSM project: Gulf Hagas - Whitecap



Working in partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the Richard and Jimmy Carrier Family, FSM is helping to conserve 14,000 acres of productive forestlands and sensitive wetland and high elevation habitats adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and Gulf Hagas and along the West Branch of the Pleasant River.

Learn more about the Gulf Hagas - Whitecap project.





Gray skies only accentuate the vibrant yellow, orange, and red of fall foliage on the Boundary Headwaters lands.



Celebrating 30 Years and a Million Acres Conserved for Maine


The Forest Society of Maine is proud to be celebrating our thirtieth anniversary. We were established in 1984 to conserve Maine forestlands for their ecological, economic, recreational, and cultural values. Today we have helped to conserve nearly a million acres in Maine’s North Woods.


Thank you to our many friends and supporters who have helped make this remarkable achievement possible. If you are just starting to explore FSM's work, we hope you will join us as we look to the next 30 years and another million acres conserved.


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               Upcoming Events...



Eastern Maine Sportsmen's Show

The 77th Annual Eastern Maine Sportsmen's Show will be held March 6, 7, and 8, 2015 at the University of Maine Field House in Orono. There will be over 150 vendors and many different types of demonstrations. Visit the website for ticket prices and the full schedule.


Maine Science Festival March 20 - 22

The first Maine Science Festival will be held at venues in and around downtown Bangor Friday March 20 - Sunday March 22. There will be a variety of science-related events on many topics for those of all ages. Visit the website for the schedule and more details. All events, except the keynote speaker, are free.


Be sure to check out "Tell the Science from the Trees" Sunday at 1:30pm, with a panelist from FSM!



Maine Maple Sunday

On Sunday March 22 Maine's maple syrup producers will open their doors to their sugaring operations for educational demonstrations, sugarbush tours, fun family activities, and samplings of syrup and other maple products.


Contact Promotions Coordinator Samantha Howard by email or phone 207-287-7620 for more information or visit the Maine Maple Producers Association website.


Other Events

Visit L.L. Bean's website to see some of their upcoming events in Freeport.


                   Recent News...


Land Trust Accreditation Commission Renews FSM's Accreditation

Land Trust Accreditation Commission Press Release

December 17, 2014


August is the perfect time to celebrate the wonders of the Moosehead Lake region

by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg
Special to Moosehead Matters - August 19, 2014



Read more FSM news...







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