Looking for events happening in Maine's North Woods? Check out Celebrate the Maine Woods!, a year-long exploration of what Maine's forests and woodlands do each day to sustain and inspire us. Starting in September 2013, hundreds of organizations are offering forest-related events and activities open to all. We encourage you to explore their website and calendar of events!
FSM Seeks National Accreditation Renewal
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Forest Society of Maine is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation renewal. A public comment period is now open.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The LTA Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Forest Society of Maine complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to email@example.com. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on the Forest Society of Maine’s application will be most useful if received by May 31, 2014.
Leadership needed for brook trout, says retired biologist Roger AuClair
by George Smith, George's Outdoor News (Bangor Daily News online) - November 25, 2013
Read George's blog post...
(You can also check out this piece in the latest edition of The Maine Sportsman)
New conservation project to benefit outdoor recreation, economy
by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters - November 19, 2013
"The Forest Society of Maine (FSM), Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and Pine State Timberlands, are collaborating to conserve 14,000 acres of sustainably managed forests and sensitive habitats along the Appalachian Trail and the West Branch of the Pleasant River. Known as the Gulf Hagas – White Cap project, the initiative will benefit the region’s economy by conserving spectacular recreation assets and productive forestlands in the greater Moosehead Lake region."
More news from the Forest Society of Maine
- 1-minute hike: Partridge and Ducktail Ponds in Amherst
by Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News Outdoors - November 19, 2013
- Carey Kish: A look at the Amherst Mountains Community Forest
Portland Press Herald, November 3, 2013
- Community forests make a comeback in Maine
by North Cairn, Portland Press Herald - October 16, 2013
- Van Buren Water District easement project a model for watershed improvements, protections
by Kathryn Olmstead, special to the Bangor Daily News - September 26, 2013
- Land trust oversees special values in the Moosehead region - by FSM Director of Forestland Stewardship Jake Metzler, Moosehead Matters, September 2013
- Land conservation supports economic development in Jackman - by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters, August 12, 2013
- Moosehead Lake conservation project makes President’s budget - by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters, June 2013