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Maine Woodland Owners offers virtual info sessions

May 17, 2020
Courtesy of: Maine Woodland Owners Maine woodlands.

Maine Woodland Owners has transitioned its in-person educational events to a virtual format this spring, with a schedule of "Virtual Forestry Information" programs posted on mainewoodlandowners.org.

The programs provide information on forest management, planning for a woodlot’s future, updates on invasive forest pests, the benefits of donating land, how forests play a role in addressing climate change, and a question and answer session with a landowner relations officer from the Maine Forest Service.

Maine Woodland Owners, previously known as Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, or SWOAM, was formed 45 years ago as an educational organization dedicated to providing knowledge and technical support for Maine’s small woodland owners. Its goal is to increase landowner engagement and long-term woodland stewardship to ensure the health of Maine's forests.

“These virtual events are a way to keep woodland owners informed, even during this time when we can’t gather in the woods," said Maine Woodland Owners Executive Director Tom Doak.

All events are open to the public and free of charge for Maine Woodland Owners members. Non-members are asked to provide a suggested donation of $10 per event. To register for any of the events visit mainewoodlandowners.org.

For more information about Maine Woodland Owners, visit the website or contact Jennifer Hicks, director of communications and outreach, at jenn@mainewoodlandowners.org or 626-0005.

 

 

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