Licensed Foresters - September 28, 2021

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Maine Forest Service

In this issue:

MESAF Annual Conference (Virtual): The Social Side of Forestry

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Cost: $20 for MESAF members; $30 for non-members; $0 for Students

CFE Credits: 3 Category 1; 0.50 Category 2

The theme for this year’s meeting is The Social Side of Forestry. We have a great line-up of speakers covering a wide range of topics, including communicating forest policies, cultural use of forests, and reinvigorating forestry center communities. Check our meeting webpage for up-to-date information on the meeting format. 

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Forestry Workshop Notice: BMPs to Protect Water Quality on Haul Roads and Skid Trails – Spaces Still Available

Spaces still available for the Deblois (October 15) and Farmington (October 19) sessions

This workshop is designed for foresters and loggers and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session at two field sites.  The workshop will focus on the Fundamental BMPs with an emphasis on controlling the flow of water and minimizing/stabilizing exposed mineral soil.  The content was developed by Maine SFI and the Maine Forest Service as a level one BMP training.  The workshop is being offered at three locations during October 2021 and registration is limited to 25 per session.  To register for a specific location, click on the “Register” link under the appropriate location.  Note: If you are a sponsor organization and wish to attend one of the workshops, please contact one of the district foresters directly and do not register online.

Location 1: SESSION FULL

Maine Forest Service office in Ashland at 45 Radar Road.

Date and Start Time: October 7 at 8 am

For More Information:  Contact Dan Jacobs at 441-4128 or Randy Lagasse at 557-1086
Register for Ashland


Location 2: 

Deblois fire house on Route 193.

Date and Start Time: October 15 at 8 am

For More Information:  Contact Kenny Fergusson at 215-9092 or Michael Jensen at 441-4924
Register for Deblois


Location 3: 

Farmington town office at 153 Farmington Falls Road

Date and Start Time:  October 19 at 8 am

For More Information:  Contact Julie Davenport at 592-2238 or Mike Richard at 441-3276
Register for Farmington


Lunch will be provided at all three sessions.

All sessions have been approved for the following continuing education credit:

LPF = 4.5 Category 1

SAF = 4.5 Category 1

CLP = ½ day certification

QLP = 4 hrs

This series of workshops is sponsored by American Forest Management, ND Paper, and Prentiss and Carlisle.  These workshops are provided through the partnership of Maine SFI, the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Maine Forest Service.

2021 Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour

Date: Wednesday Oct. 27 – all day

Time: Start in Waterville 7:30 a.m., return by 5 p.m.

This Covid-cautious year, instead of loading on a charter bus, we are driving ourselves caravan-style. Carpool-up if you feel comfortable.

We will make stops at:

  • GoLab – The first US producer of wood-fiber insulation
  • The Wood Mill of Maine – Premiere producer of wide-plank pine flooring
  • Maine Woods Pellet Company – Producer of renewable-energy fuel for modern wood heat systems
  • A sustainably managed woodlot

Learn from: Foresters, loggers, mill managers, and wood producers

See: A variety of modern wood manufacturing

Learn about: Sustainable forestry, supply networks, and sourcing from niche sawmills

Network with: Colleagues and Local Wood WORKS staff and advisors Lloyd Irland, Ken Laustsen, Lee Burnett, and Theresa Kerchner

Earn: Professional credits

Covid-precaution reminder: Please come only if you are Covid-vaccinated. We will be caravanning in private cars, rather than traveling by charter bus. Total drive time between stops is about two hours.

The $50 registration fee covers lunch and tour program