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Downeast Coastal Conservancy Hosts Stewardship Field Tour


Friday, October 20, 2023


1 PM – 4 PM


Middle River Park, Machias


Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Maine Audubon, and the Maine Tree Farm Program invite the greater Machias community to a Forestry for Maine Birds field tour on October 20, 2023 from 1-4pm. Attendance is free and pizza lunch will be provided at 12:30. The tour will start and finish at Middle River Park.

The Forestry for Maine Birds workshop uses common bird species to illustrate the diversity of habitat features that support Maine’s native creatures. Through discussing the seasonal and life cycles of American Woodcocks, Black-throated Blue Warblers, and Scarlet Tanagers, among others, participants will gain new understanding of how land management decisions can enhance habitat values. Walking through Downeast Coastal Conservancy’s Middle River Park will allow attendees to see habitat features on the ground and learn about the work happening in our community to support forested ecosystems.

This tour will be led by Sally Stockwell, of Maine Audubon, along with Logan Johnson and Gavi Mallory of Maine TREE Foundation, and Colin Brown of Downeast Coastal Conservancy. It is the inaugural event of the Downeast Coastal Stewardship Hub, a network of local landowners and interested community members coordinated through Downeast Coastal Conservancy. The Stewardship Hub provides opportunities for the Machias community to connect around forest management. The vast majority of woodlands in Maine are privately owned. By facilitating connection-building, resource distribution, and information delivery through regional Stewardship Hubs, we hope to ensure landowners, land managers, and recreators have the tools they need to thoughtfully care for Maine’s forested landscape.

This Forestry for Maine Bird’s workshop is free and open to all, but registration is required. We hope you’ll join us! Please register here or reach out directly to Gavi Mallory at or (207) 613-6837

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Forest Service’s Be Woods Wise program, which receives funding from the USDA Forest Service and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.