Maine Loggers - March 21, 2023

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Maine Forest Service

In this issue:

Forestry Rules of Maine: What you need to know

Maine Forest Service – Forest Policy & Management Division

Dates & Locations:

Thursday 04/06/2023
Wilton, DOT facility (932 Route 2)

Tuesday 04/11/2023
Maine Lake Science Center (51 Willet Road, Bridgton)

Thursday 04/13/2023
Littleton, Meduxnekeag Ramblers Club House (Wiley Road)

This workshop is intended for loggers and foresters and will provide a basic understanding of Maine’s timber harvesting rules. The emphasis is on rules concerning water quality, clearcutting, liquidation harvesting, forest operations notifications. The workshop will not cover laws/rules enforced by the Forest Protection Division/Forest Rangers. Participants will receive a copy of the MFS publication, “The Forestry Rules of Maine.”

The workshop will begin with sign-in at 8:30 AM and refreshments, presentations begin at a half hour later. Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Exact start and end times will be listed on the registration pages. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • QLP – 4 credits
  • CLP – 1/2 day
  • SAF/LF - 3.5 hrs. (Category 1)
  • Master Logger – 5 credits


Use the link below to register for the workshop you wish to attend by the Friday before each workshop:

Presenters for this workshop include Maine Forest Service District Foresters and Regional Enforcement Coordinators.

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) Forest Health Webinars Focusing on Invasive Species and Pests & Diseases

Join PCSWCD as they host two, hour-long lunch time webinars that focus on Forest Health topics with guests from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Catherine Spolarich, Invasive Plant Biologist from Maine Natural Areas Program's (MNAP) will be discussing how invasive species impact our forests on April 6 from 11:30-12:30pm. Catherine is an invasive plant biologist at Maine Natural Areas Program, where she supports efforts to map, manage, educate, and provide resources to prevent the spread of invasive plants and protect natural areas. She formerly researched plant community ecology at Cornell University, managed invasive plants in southern Maine, worked on farms, and designed, installed, and maintained gardens and landscapes on coastal Long Island where she is originally from. Catherine will discuss emerging invasive species and how we can help protect our unique forested landscapes. We will discuss common invasive species, their impacts, and what we can do to prevent their spread in the landscape.

Gabe LeMay will discuss pests & diseases in our forests on April 13 from 11:30-12:30pm.  Gabe is an entomologist with the Forest Health & Monitoring division of the Maine Forest Service (MFS). In addition to identifying forest insects and providing technical advice, he is the project lead of the division’s Light Trap Survey and the Exotic Wood Borer/Bark Beetle Survey. Prior to joining The Maine Forest Service this past fall, he studied insects in Vermont and Florida and has worked with various non-profits, agencies, and academic institutions across the US. Gabe will be talking to us about the important softwood pests like hemlock wooly adelgid and spruce budworm, as well as hardwood pests like emerald ash borer, spongy moth, and browntail moth along with diseases including beech leaf disease and European larch canker. Gabe will end the discussion with the current situation in the state of Maine and what management efforts are being undertaken by the MFS.

Both webinars will offer time for Q&A and discussions. To register for this FREE lunchtime webinar, visit and receive the Microsoft Teams link to join the discussion!

Stream Smart Phase I workshops

Maine Audubon and its Stream Smart partners work to provide training opportunities for professionals across the state of Maine to expand the local knowledge base on how to include aquatic organism passage and higher storm volume capacity when designing stream/road crossings.

Two Stream Smart Phase I Workshops are being offered in April.

This workshop is designed for professionals responsible for road-stream crossings

  • We will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation.
  • Emphasis is on maintaining and restoring aquatic habitat and economic values of the stream.
  • Workshop presenters include professionals from state and federal agencies and statewide non-profits.
  • Participants can receive recertification credit for Maine DEP’s Voluntary Contractor Certification Program.



Date: April 25, 2023

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Thompson Free Library, 186 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft. 




Date: April 28, 2023

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Boothbay Oak Point Farm, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay. 



For more information contact Hannah Young at, 207-781-2330 ext. 219