Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Recognizes Mark Vannah of Waldoboro at Awards Ceremony

Benjamin Carlisle, MFPC President; Mark Vannah of Waldoboro; Jim Robbins, MFPC Executive Committee Member; Patrick Strauch, MFPC Executive Director

BANGOR – The Maine Forest Products Council recognized Mark Vannah of Waldoboro with the Doug Denico Outstanding Forester Award at a ceremony on Monday, September 18. The award, named in honor of former board president Doug Denico, is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to directly apply forest management practices in a “working forest” environment on either private or public lands.

A forester with Robbins Lumber Company since 1999 who has been procuring logs for four mills since 2015, Vannah has proved himself as an exceptional professional forester with an excellent reputation among landowners, loggers and truckers. He has also demonstrated a dedication to educating the public about forest management.

The award was presented by Jim Robbins of Robbins Lumber who serves on the Maine Forest Products Council’s Executive Committee.

About the Maine Forest Products Council: Since 1961, the Maine Forest Products Council has been the voice of Maine’s forest economy. MFPC represents the diverse needs of Maine’s forest products community. Our members include landowners, loggers, truckers, paper mills, tree farmers, foresters and lumber processors, as well as bankers, lawyers and insurance executives. The Maine Forest Products Council represents anyone who has an interest in seeing the Maine woods remain a viable, sustainable resource. For more information, visit

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