Maine's land trust
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.
2015 FSM Strategic Plan
This June FSM’s board of directors adopted a new strategic plan that will guide FSM and our work in the years ahead. This strategic plan is the culmination of a special effort that included 11 listening sessions across the state and input from more than 200 people with varied backgrounds and interests in Maine’s forestlands. Click here to read the 2015 strategic plan.
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.
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
Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
Friday, February 12 - Saturday, February 14, 2016
Get outdoors and participate in one or more of the many activities like snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or guided nature hikes offered thorughout the state. Visit their website.
Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race 2016
Attention: The race date has been moved to Saturday, February 27 due to current snow conditions.
Beginning at the Leisure Life Resort in Greenville, ME, the 70-mile race starts at 9am. The 30-mile race starts at 10:30am. Both events are free. There is also a Snowshoe Race starting at 11am, a meet and greet with the mushers, skating, a bonfire, and in the evening award presentations and cocktails. Visit the website for more information.
Visit L.L. Bean's website to see some of their upcoming events in Freeport.
Special to Moosehead Matters - November 2015
by The Nature Conservancy - June 30, 2015
Land Trust Accreditation Commission Press Release
December 17, 2014
by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg
Special to Moosehead Matters - August 19, 2014
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