Exciting news!! In Coburn Gore, Maine, the Forest Society of Maine conserved an 8,175-acre parcel of land, filling a previously unprotected gap in a conservation corridor, connecting hundreds of thousands of acres of conserved land in Maine to public lands in Quebec, both public recreation and wildlife management areas and Nature Conservancy Canada lands. The Forest Society of Maine now holds an easement on 8,175 acres of forestland, 7,075 acres of which are sustainably managed working forests and 1,100 acres of which are designated as ecological reserve. The newly conserved Coburn lands contain the headwaters that flow to the Chain of Ponds, Dead River, and ultimately the Kennebec River. Also present on the land is a travel route established by the original inhabitants of the area, which was later used by European settlers, including Benedict Arnold on his March to Quebec. The Coburn Gore lands, which are rated highly for their resiliency to climate change, are now protected from conversion to non-forest uses. Click here to view the press release: Coburn Gore Press Release.
FSM’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement
The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all elements of our mission and work. Please read FSM’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement here: FSM’s DEIJ Statement.