Woods Wise Wire - March 28, 2023

View as a webpage  /  Share

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 Lakes Science Center (51 Willet Road, Bridgton)

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, and 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.

A Forest Carbon and Climate Adaptation Webinar Specifically for Forest Landowners

The following item is being sent to subscribers as a courtesy.

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: Noon – 1:30 PM

Are you wondering what to do about forest carbon, carbon markets and making your forest more resilient to the effects of climate change on your woods in the northeast? Join Dr. Alexandra Kosiba, the University of Vermont’s Extension Forester on Wednesday April 12, 2023, from noon to 1:30 PM.  Dr. Kosiba will cover forests’ role in sequestering and storing carbon, what you can do to increase sequestration and storage in your forests and what your options are if you want to sell forest carbon in the carbon markets.  She will also cover steps landowners and their managers can take to increase forest resilience to climate change by encouraging management actions that adapt forests to the effects of our changing climate.  This webinar is designed specifically for forest landowners and sponsored by Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.

Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, PhD, is a forest ecophysiologist and Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry at the University of Vermont. As the Extension Forester, she creates resources and conducts applied research to help woodland owners, foresters, and decision-makers better understand the impacts of climate change and other stressors on Vermont’s forests and management techniques to improve forest resilience. She is Vermont’s representative to the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.  A licensed forester, Ali serves as a regional educator on forest carbon science and management and is the state lead on the Vermont Forest Carbon Inventory. She also works on various forest health topics, like planning and management for at-risk tree species, land planning for maintaining critical forest services, and forest monitoring. Before coming to UVM, she was the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation – and the first climate forester in the nation.

Register in advance for this webinar (required)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.