Abby Holman Public Service Award
The Abby Holman Public Service Award is an annual award given by the Maine Forest Products Council to an individual (or individuals) in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of Maine’s forest products industry.
The criterion for this award is simple. The recipients must demonstrate a level of passion, loyalty, and dedication to Maine’s forest products industry, to good government, and a robust economy much the same way that our former (1998-2003) Executive Director Abigail Holman did.
Abby’s love of Maine and our natural resources showed in her work. And it was here that Abby built a reputation as a fierce defender of our traditional natural resource industries.
|1999 John Williams (LURC)||2005 Kevin Stevens||2011 Carol Woodcock||2016 Dave Struble, MFS|
|2000 Sgt. David Peppard||2006 Sherry Huber||2012 Commissioner Bill Beardsley||2017 Barry Burgason|
|2001 John Simko||2007 The Honorable Abigail Holman||2013 Dr. Robert Wagner||2018 Sarah Medina|
|2002 The Honorable Clifton Foster and Walter Gooley||2009 Doreen Sheive||2014 Sen. Patrick Flood||2019 Steve Schley|
|2003 The Honorable Marge Kilkelly||2010 Sen. Richard Nass and Sen. Doug Smith||2015 Keith Kanoti||2020 Doug Denico|
|2021 Al Cowperthwaite
Albert D. Nutting Award
He graduated from the University of Maine in 1927. He joined the UMaine Extension Service as forestry and home grounds specialist from 1931–48. He served as Maine forest commissioner from 1948-1958.
In 1958, he became director of UMaine’s School of Forest Resources, a position he held until 1971. As director, he helped develop forestry research legislation. During his tenure, a Ph.D. program in forestry was introduced and he received an honorary doctorate from UMaine in 1987. He also was one of the founders of the Maine Forest Products Council in 1961.
This award has been presented annually since 1990, to a remarkable group of individuals, each one of them truly unique, but with a common commitment to Maine and its forest industry.
“The recipient will have demonstrated recognized qualities of leadership and integrity, as well as a commitment to the values both public and private, generated from the working forest. His or her experience will reflect concern for the sound environmental use as well as the economic value of the forest to industry and the community at large.”
The plaque is printed on a black locust which grew on the lawn of the Nutting Homestead in Otisfield. The tree was planted before 1850 by one of Al Nutting’s ancestors.
|1990 Austin Wilkins||2001 John Cureton||2012 Don White|
|1991 George Carlisle||2002 Max McCormick||2013 Clifford E. Foster|
|1992 Brad Wellman||2003 Clifford Swenson||2014 Luke Brochu|
|1993 Fred Knight||2004 Jenness Robbins||2015 Jim Robbins Sr.|
|1994 Lawrence Robbins||2005 Doug Denico||2016 Don Tardie|
|1995 John Sinclair||2006 David Field & Bruce Wiersma||2017 Steve Schley|
|1996 Joseph Sewall||2007 Jonathan Ford||2018 Mark Doty|
|1997 Dave Hancock||2008 David Carlisle||2019 John McNulty|
|1998 Bob Cope||2009 John Cashwell||2020 award skipped because of COVID19|
|1999 Harold O. Bouchard||2010 Fred Huntress||2021 Peter Triandafillou|
|2000 J. Paul Levesque||2011 Bob Chadbourne|
Loggers Manufacturers Truckers
|1999 Arey Logging||2004 Fraser||2000 S. & S. Transportation|
|2000 Robin A. Crawford||2005 Pleasant River Lumber||2001 Jim Gillies Lumber Company|
|2001 Wayne Knight||2006 Robbins Lumber||2002 TNT Road Company|
|2002 Allen & Sons Ltd||2007 Sebasticook Farms Lumber Mill||2006 R.C. McLucas Trucking|
|2003 Trees Ltd.||2008 Katahdin Forest Products||2007 Babineau Logging|
|2004 Nadeau Logging||2009 Kennebec Lumber Co.||2008 Madden Timberlands|
|2005 Chopper One||2010 Verso Paper||2009 H.O. Bouchard|
|2006 R. A. Thomas Logging||2011 Moose River Lumber||2011 McKenney Trucking|
|2007 Babineau Logging||2012 Sappi Fine Paper||2014 Richard Carrier Trucking|
|2008 A. W. Madden||2013 ReEnergy Holdings||2018 Treeline Inc.|
|2009 A.S. & C.B. Gould||2014 Hardwood Products||2019 W. T. Gardner|
|2010 S. C. Wood Harvesting||2015 Lumbra Hardwoods|
|2011 Comstock Woodlands Corp.||2017 Limington Lumber|
|2012 Madden Trucking||2018 Maine Woods Pellets|
|2013 Sam Andrews, Andrews Timber Co.||2019 ND Paper|
|2014 Richard Wing & Sons|
|2015 D. R. Pepper|
|2016 William A. Day Jr. & Sons|
|2017 Qualey Logging|
|2018 Nichols Logging|
|2010 Frank Cuff ||2018 Vern Labbe|
|2011 Ted Shina||2019 Tim Sawyer|
|2012 William "Bill" Brown ||2021 Dan Jacobs
|2013 David Cole|
|2014 Tricia Quinn|
|2015 Tom Whitworth|
|2016 Mike Dann|