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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 info@landtrustaccreditation.org. 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."

Read the full article on the Gulf Hagas - White Cap project...


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