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STATEMENT: Maine Forest Products Council applauds Collins, King for securing funds to strengthen Maine’s forest economy

The following is a statement by Pat Strauch, Executive Director of the Maine Forest Products Council, in response today’s announcement (included below). “The forest products industry in Maine is constantly evolving and changing with the times. This innovation takes tremendous resources, so the Maine Forest Products Council thanks Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King […]

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Researchers look to Maine’s logged North Woods for lessons on protecting birds

Maine Public/Piscataquis Observer, August 15, 2022 Thirty years ago, as a paper company undertook a massive, 15,000-acre clear-cut near Moosehead Lake, a team of bird researchers had an idea. They wanted to document how songbirds are affected by commercial forest practices across a large landscape. The results surprised them. They found that birds and logging

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We are hiring!

The Maine Forest Products Council, the not-for-profit trade association for Maine’s iconic forest products industry, is seeking a full-time Office Manager. The position is responsible for managing office operations including bookkeeping (AP/AR), budgeting, and facilities vendor management. The assistant reports to the Executive Director and helps manage correspondence and membership association activities. Event planning is

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Maine DEP denies water quality certification for Shawmut dam, encourages Brookfield to reapply following federal evaluation

On July 29, Maine DEP drafted a denial without prejudice for Brookfield’s Water Qualification Certification request for the Shawmut dam and issued the following press release: On July 15th, 2022, the National Marine Fisheries Service requested a 90-day extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider additional information related to fish passage in the

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Sen. Lawrence: Let’s save both the Atlantic salmon and the Shawmut Dam

Keeping a hydroelectric dam on the Kennebec River would be good for the environment and the economy. Maine has adopted a bold climate change strategy which has been embraced by the governor, the Legislature and the people. At its core is to convert Maine’s energy consumption away from fossil-based fuels to renewable energy.  This change

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Sen. Collins: Wood Pellets: An opportunity to lower heating costs and support Maine’s forest products industry

With inflation at a 40-year high, the soaring cost of virtually everything, from groceries to gasoline, is a growing crisis. The skyrocketing price of energy in particular is causing hardships by straining family budgets and increasing costs at every step of the supply chain. Mainers are also concerned about the rapidly rising cost of home

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