Maine Loggers - April 11, 2023

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A chance to tell us your thoughts on emerald ash borer rules!

How does emerald ash borer impact you? Do you have an opinion on the quarantine rules or emergency orders? Does your business move ash wood or firewood? We want to hear from you- join us in April for an information gathering session as we prepare to change the quarantine rules. We meet again in May to give a municipal update and we hope to see you there.

April Emerald Ash Borer Listening Sessions

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is holding three listening sessions in April to gather input on emerald ash borer regulations in Maine. The sessions will be hybrid, allowing for in-person and online participation. Meetings will be held in Augusta on April 12, Houlton on April 13, and Old Town on April 20. Interested parties should subscribe to receive EAB-related news.

Tree trunk showing larval galleries

May Emerald Ash Borer Municipal Update

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is also hosting a virtual update meeting on emerald ash borer for cities and towns on Monday, May 1, at 10:00 AM. Topics will include remote sensing of ash, Portland's response to EAB, and updates about pesticides and quarantines.

Registration is required

Giant tree in park

Champion green ash in Portland. Photo credit: Friends of Portland, Maine "Forest City" Trees.

Learn more about EAB


Wildfire Awareness Week "Kickoff" event - Augusta

Date: April 18, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Maine State Library, 242 State Street, Augusta 

This is the Kick-off event to announce Wildfire Awareness Week across Maine. Ten or more Smokey Bear paintings will be displayed from the historical Wendelin Collection. A Maine Forest Ranger will also read the story of Smokey Bear to children before Smokey Bear makes an appearance. Other children's activities associated with the Maines Forests and the Maine State Museum are also planned.

More Wildfire Awareness Week events


Wildfire Awareness Week: Strategies for fire prevention to improve fire resiliency in Maine - Webinar

Date: April 20, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Virtual - Teams meeting

Come talk with a panel of forest rangers about what you can do to prevent wildfires.

Join the meeting

Meeting ID: 241 467 055 68
Passcode: 3wsHv6

Download Teams | Join on the web


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


BMPs to Protect Water Quality on Haul Roads and Skid Trails Workshop - Waltham

Date: May 18, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Elliot Jordan and Son, 382 Cave Hill Rd., Waltham 

This workshop is designed for loggers and foresters and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session. 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 the Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Maine Forest Service.

This workshop is approved for the following continuing education credits: SAF - 4 category 1 credits CLP - 1 day recertification Master Logger - 5 credit hours

Lunch will be provided courtesy of The Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Registration required

Registration is limited to 25 people.

Contact Phone: 207-441-5924 Contact Email:


Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) and NMCC announce recruiting is underway for Mechanized Logging Operations and Forest Trucking Program in 2023

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CDL Training added! Free tuition! Classes start June 26! 

The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) today announced that recruiting is underway for the Mechanized Logging Operations and Forest Trucking Program, an expanded version of the highly successful logging operations certificate program that will now include Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.

The program will run for 20 weeks, from June 26 to November 9. The majority of training will take place at an active timber harvest site northeast of Old Town.

The opportunity to earn a CDL-A permit and receive preparation for the state driving exam is a significant addition to the program, Dana Doran, Executive Director of the PLC, said.

Anyone with an interest in the program should contact Holly Grant at Northern Maine Community College at 207-768-2856. Information may be found online at

For the full announcement visit NMCC’s website.