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.



             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.

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...


Blackman Stream Alewife Cross Country Run

    May 21st at 8:30am at Maine Forest and Logging   

Museum. Proceeds support ongoing community

activities at MFLM. Visit their website for further information.


Children's Days at Maine Forest & Logging Museum

May 25 - 27 from 9am - 1pm. Learn about Maine's logging history, life in the 1790s and more. Reservations are required.  $5/person. Visit their website for more information.


Doug Tallamy on Creating Living Landscapes

On June 30 at 7pm Doug Tallamy, entomologist, wildlife ecologist, and author of Bringing Nature Home, will present in Blue Hill. See further details from Blue Hill Heritage Trust here.


Other Events

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


                   Recent News...


Conservation Easments are Forever

Special to Moosehead Matters - November 2015


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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