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.





                                                         Photo by Garrett Conover

FSM board members, staff, and guests enjoyed tours of working forestlands, mills, and two FSM conservation easements in the Presque Isle area this June.






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.


            Latest News & Events

               Upcoming Events...


Thoreau-Wabanaki Festival July 15-18, Greenville


Moosehead Historical Society:

The Majestic Moose. Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm by Maine Guide Eric Ward and biologist Scott McLellan.


Wildflowers of the Moosehead Lake Region. Thursday, July 16 at 7pm by Paul Johnson.


FSM is one of the sponsors for both events, which will be held at the Center for Moosehead History in Greenville, Maine.


24th Annual Forest Heritage Days

August 6 - 8 at the Greenville Consolidated School in Greenville, Maine. Forest Heritage Days honor the important role, both past and present, that forestry and the forest products industry holds for the state of Maine.


See their website for more information.


Other Events

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


                   Recent News...


The Nature Conservancy Conserves Number 6 Mountain in Somerset County

by The Nature Conservancy - June 30, 2015



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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