Maine’s forestlands provide wildlife habitat, recreational experiences, and jobs for thousands of people.
The Forest Society of Maine is a state-wide land trust working to conserve the recreational, economic, ecological, and cultural values that define why people live, work, or play in Maine’s forestlands. These 12 million acres are the largest expanse of forestland east of the Rocky Mountains.
The primary reason this great expanse of forestland remains intact is due to a long history of private ownership. After more than a century of remarkably stable ownership and management, global economic forces are affecting landowners and the forest products industry like never before. These unprecedented changes bring uncertainty about the future of this remarkable expanse of forest, making conservation options important for those who want this great and unique forest to endure.
In our first 30 years the Forest Society of Maine has helped conserve more than one million acres, including thousands of clear-running lakes and rivers, grand mountains, hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, snowmobiling and more, and important habitat for fish and wildlife. Help us conserve another million acres.