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Maine Forest Service

Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Workshop – East Orland


July 10, 2023


 9:00am – 2:00pm


Inside Session: Craig Brook Fish Hatchery, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland

Field Session: Blue Hill Heritage Trust Meadow Brook Preserve

Join natural resource professionals to discuss the role of forestry professionals and landowners in enhancing habitat for fish and wildlife with the WoodWise East program

WoodsWise East is a program which, for a limited time, significantly increases incentives for Woodland Resource Action Plans (WRAPs) for landowners in eastern portions of Maine. Consulting foresters who wish to offer these services to their clients will benefit from this workshop. The program emphasizes management options for habitats, especially early- and late-successional bird habitats, as well as stream connectivity for eastern brook trout. 


WoodWise East Program Details- Allyssa Gregory, District Forester, Maine Forest Service.

Land Management Goals at Blue Hill Heritage Trust- Sandy Walczyk, Conservation Forester and Lands Manager.

Riparian Wildlife Habitat and Beginning with Habitat Online Maps- Joe Roy, Private Lands Biologist, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Recognizing and Addressing Stream Barriers- Tom Gilbert, Water Resources Specialist, Maine Forest Service.

Technical and Financial Assistance for Aquatic Organism Passage and In-Stream Habitat Enhancement- Ben Naumann, Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships and Initiative, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

WATRSS Resources to Improve Stream Crossings- Christian Fox, Watershed Restoration Specialist, The Nature Conservancy.


There is no fee for this workshop but preregistration is required



Approved for 4 Cat. 1 SAF credits


Lunch will be provided.  This program is made possible by support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the American Forest Foundation

Please direct any questions to Tom Gilbert at or (207)441-5282.