Maine Loggers - October 9, 2018

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Upcoming Stream Smart Phase II Workshops - Holden and Bridgton


10/16-17 & 10/23-24

These two-day, hands-on workshops will introduce stream survey techniques and concepts associated with ecologically sound road/stream crossings. Stream Smart (Phase II) is intended to provide information that will enable participants to gather and analyze field data relative to ecological objectives (i.e. fish passage and connected stream processes) when designing replacement structures at stream crossings. The Stream Smart Phase II workshops will take place on:

  • October 16-17 at Maine Audubon Fields Pond Sanctuary, Holden Maine
  • October 23-24 at the Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, Maine

Workshop participants are expected to have some stream survey experience and work directly on road projects in such positions as forestry manager, municipal public works manager, civil engineer, surveyor, or natural resource agency staff. The October 16-17 workshop will have an optional 1-hour refresher on field survey techniques at 8am on Day 1. 

Participants interested in the additional “refresher” on total station and auto level techniques should contact Annica McGuirk at or (207) 781-2330 x219.

Participants in this workshop can also receive recertification credit for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Voluntary Contractor Certification Program and may be eligible for Forester or Engineering Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Attendance at both days of the workshop is required.

Please direct any questions to Sarah Haggerty at

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Wood-in-Streams workshops in New Hampshire for practitioners

The standard operating procedure for years has been to keep wood out of streams, especially when logging. However, when properly placed, wood in streams has some real ecological benefits. 

Two 2-day, hands-on workshops are planned for loggers, foresters, and anyone else interested in stream restoration as a business practice. PLP credits are available for loggers and SAF credits for foresters.

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Regional Public Information Session: Browntail Moth Caterpillars – Falmouth & Freeport


Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Falmouth Elementary School, Cafeteria, 58 Woodville Rd, Falmouth

Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Freeport Town Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Main St, Freeport

These sessions are open to all residents of communities affected by the browntail moth caterpillar


  • Identification of browntail moth caterpillars and overwintering webs
  • Precautions residents in affected areas should take
  • Pros & cons of various chemical applications
  • Question and Answer period


Allison Kanoti, Acting State Entomologist, Maine Forest Service, Forest Health and Monitoring, DACF
Mike Hughes, President of Maine Arborists Association, ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, Licensed Applicator since 1988.
Marty Folsom, Senior Consulting Arborist, CTSP, MCL Lucas Tree Experts

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Woodland Stewardship Tour: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in a Lincoln County Woodlot - Boothbay


Thursday, October 18 from 2-4pm


142 Dover Rd, Boothbay

Join Maine Forest Service (MFS) district forester Morten Moesswilde and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water program manager Hildy Ellis for the ninth in a series of free, monthly Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours in Knox and Lincoln counties. The focus of this month’s tour is the impact and management of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive forest pest that attacks and ultimately kills eastern hemlock trees. The tour will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 2-4pm at the woodlot of John Welsh on the Dover Rd in Boothbay. Moesswilde and Ellis will be joined by Welsh, his forester Dave Schaible, and MFS forest entomologist Colleen Teerling, who works on research and management of HWA and other invasive forest pests in Maine.

These free tours are held rain or shine - please dress for the elements and ground conditions. Participants are asked to meet at 2pm at the Welsh property, 142 Dover Rd, Boothbay, ME. FMI, directions, and to let us know that you plan to attend, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or Information about this tour and future tours may be found at


Turn right off Rt 27 at the “Cottage Connection” onto Adams Pond Road. Take the next right onto Dover Rd for 1.8 miles. Driveway is on right.

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LUPC Zoning and Parcel Viewer Update

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission launched our updated Zoning and Parcel viewer July 2018 and several issues were reported. One was the extended period of time to query data and the other was the inability to print a map with zoning.  Both issues have been resolved and there is no longer any wait time for the user to query town, and tax plan and lot information. The printing issue has also been resolved so the LUPC zoning will now display on a printed PDF map.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email Ellen Jackson at (207-287-4943) if any other issues arise. 

Improved features in this tool vs. the old one:

  • Aerial imagery is now available
  • Topographic information is now available
  • Can download the official and small scale zoning map from the sortable table
  • Easier to maneuver around the map
  • There is now a measuring tool for length and area
  • It contains characteristics of the zone area
  • There is more information about the parcels, especially acreage
  • Can download a ESRI shape file and metadata and a .kmz file for Google Earth

What was fixed:

  • You can now print a map that displays the zoning symbology
  • The query will now quickly allow the user to enter in a town name and appropriate tax plan and lot information.

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