The Forest Society of Maine helps to conserve forestland within the area known as Maine’s North Woods.
What are Maine’s North Woods?
It’s a vast forested landscape nearly twice the size of Massachusetts. It’s an area of mostly privately-owned lands including nearly 12 million acres where you’ll find few public roads and limited services.
Maine’s North Woods contains:
- major rivers and thousands of miles of smaller streams
- thousands of remote lakes and ponds
- grand mountains and hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, snowmobiling, and more
- important habitat for fish and wildlife (including moose, loons, and Canada lynx)
- hundreds of thousands of acres of working forest, producing:
- lumber for boats and buildings
- pulp for paper
- firewood and chips for heat and electricity, and many other products
Maine’s North Woods support thousands of jobs for Mainers in the forest products and tourism industry and contribute billions of dollars to the state’s economy–all while providing critical environmental services like water quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon storage.
Source: Keeping Maine’s Forests