Licensed Foresters - February 15, 2023

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Maine Forest Service

In this issue:

Lunch With a Forester: Tree Growth Property Tax Law Webinar


February 21, 2023


12-1 PM


Virtual via Teams (Information below on how to join)


Join Maine Forest Service and Maine Revenue Services for a presentation and Q&A session covering Maine’s Tree Growth Property Tax Law. After attending the webinar, participants should have a better understanding of the benefits and obligations of Maine's Tree Growth Tax program, and how it can support their woodland management goals. We’ll also discuss options for and consequences of removing land from the program.

This webinar is part of the ‘Lunch With a Forester’ series. Access to a computer or smart device is required to attend. Everyone is welcome.  

For questions about the webinar or Tree Growth Tax Law, please contact

How to join this session:

Join the meeting on your computer, mobile app, or room device  

Meeting ID: 277 037 780 717 Passcode: ZT6BfR

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 207-209-4724,,637748934#   United States, Portland

Phone Conference ID: 637 748 934#

Maine Forest Service Skidder Bridge Loan Program Survey

Person walking across metal skidder bridge

The Maine Forest Service (MFS) skidder bridge loan program makes steel and wooden skidder bridges available to the logging community at various locations statewide. Please take our survey to share your thoughts on the existing program to help the MFS make informed decisions about this program to better serve Maine’s forest products industry.

There is currently an opportunity to enhance and/or expand the skidder bridge loan program using federal funds from the Inflation Reduction Act legislation. This opportunity may allow MFS to replace wooden bridges with steel, and/or purchase additional bridges to serve new locations around the state. Funds may also be used to administer a cost share program, where qualified participants could purchase skidder bridge panels outright at a reduced cost. We are eager to hear from the forestry community about how these funds should be best utilized. Please take the survey online (see link below) by March 1, 2023.

Thank you

Take the Survey

Job Posting: Senior Planner (Landowner Outreach Forester)

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Maine Forest Service, has a current vacancy for a Senior Planner (Landowner Outreach Forester) in Augusta, Maine.

Brief Job Description: 

This is professional, interdisciplinary forestry work involved in administering Maine’s Be Woods Wise Program, a forest education and outreach program, with the goal of sustaining wildlife habitat, recreation, water quality, and timber values on Maine’s small woodland ownerships.  Duties include planning, project development, project management, resource assessments, contract preparation and administration, on-site monitoring, and evaluation.  A major duty of this position involves administration of large federal grants.  Frequent statewide and overnight travel and evening and weekend work may be required.


February 27, 2023


Sign up for the Ash Protection Training Series

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Ash trees throughout the region are under severe threat due to the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  In response to the growing interest in protecting the future of ash trees, John Daigle and his team of graduate researchers working together as the Ash Protection Collaboration Across Wabanakik (APCAW), are organizing a multi-part training series in 2023. This series will share information about how to care for ash in ways informed by current research and Wabanaki priorities, and will cover everything from ash inventorying, to seed collection and storage, to fostering ash regeneration.

On March 6th from 1-2 pm over Zoom, APCAW is holding a kickoff event called Introduction to the Ash Protection Collaboration across Wabanakik Training Program to welcome attendees into the series, introduce key organizers and point people for information, and present the schedule of programs for the coming year. We will also show and share the website as a landing pad for all program and ash-related information and hold a Q&A.

Please sign up here and we will send you a Zoom link and Google calendar invitation.

We hope to have statewide participation of people representing land trusts, Tribes, federal and state agencies, foresters, private landowners, educators, loggers, and anyone interested in protecting the future of ash trees. Feel free to share this event widely with anyone you think may be interested.

-The APCAW team

John Daigle: Professor and Project Lead
Tyler Everett: Ash Management and Silviculture Graduate Student Researcher
Emily Francis: Invasive Species Partnerships and Seed Collection PhD Candidate Researcher
Ella McDonald: Conservation Partner Graduate Student Researcher