Since 1961, the Maine Forest Products Council has been the voice of Maine’s forest products industry, including landowners, paper mills, sawmills, wood pellet plants, biomass energy plants, loggers, truckers, primary and secondary wood processors, and related service industries. The primary purpose of the Council is to provide a supportive economic and public policy climate for the forest products community and promote a healthier, more vital forestry sector.
Membership dues are based on acres or production, but there also are rates for individuals and associated businesses. Members have full access to staff and facilities at our headquarters in Augusta.
- Stay informed! They receive up to date information on the industry’s most interesting facts and pressing issues from the MFPC Forest News, a news clipping service on forest products in Maine and beyond; summaries and alerts on what’s happening at the Legislature, and MFPC’s monthly electronic newsletter with detailed articles about issues facing Maine’s forest products industry.
- Are heard in in Augusta and Washington! MFPC’s staff stays on top of legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting Maine’s forest products industry at the Legislature, Land Use Planning Commission, Maine Forest Service, state and federal departments of Environmental Protection, U.S. Congress and more.
- Enjoy many opportunities to network with the who’s who of Maine’s forest products industry at any of our annual events, including MFPC’s Membership Meeting in September, Summer Golf Tournament and Legislative Reception in Augusta.