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Public Invited to See Innovative Forestry Plan in Action

September 29, 2007 - TRC


Sangerville, Maine, September 7, 2007—From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 29, in Sangerville join town forester Sam Brown and Maine Audubon ecologist Rob Bryan for a field day to learn more about Focus Species Forestry, a new forest management program that benefits wildlife habitat and forest health.

Landowners and area residents interested in woodlot management, forest ecology, wildlife, and forest products are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and share knowledge.

During the tour, Brown and Bryan will lead the group through Sangerville’s 140-acre Bean Hill Lot, on Route 23 north of Dexter, and review planned management activities that include wildlife, timber, and recreation.

Sangerville is one of 12 communities, land trusts, and organizations around Maine using Focus Species Forestry. Developed last year, the model focuses on the conservation of a group of wildlife found in sensitive habitats to help guide good management practices that will support forests used for a variety of purposes, including open space, recreation, and timber.

Maine Audubon developed this innovative forestry approach with the Maine Forest Service, the Maine Natural Areas Program, the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. It has been well received by forestry leaders, conservationists, and public officials around the state.

Participating forests serve as models of ecologically responsible forestry for landowners and other communities wishing to achieve these multiple compatible goals.

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action. For many years, it has played a leadership role in promoting sustainable forestry practices in Maine.

Contact: Sangerville town forester Sam Brown, (207) 277-4221

Submitted by : Andrew Colvin
Maine Audubon Communications Coordinator
207-781-2330 ext. 241

acolvin@maineaudubon.org


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