MFPC Newsletter November 2018
“This will be a period where the success of our organization will be reflected in the membership involvement in building a relationship with this new Legislature and new administration,” said Executive Director Patrick Strauch. “We’ll need everybody’s help in doing that.”
When any new governor takes office, Strauch said. “There is a period of adaptation beginning with the transition team, which will be working to fill positions for commissioners, deputy commissioners and agency directors, including the director of the Maine Forest Service. We need to put forward recommendations for those positions, so members should let me know — and all contacts will be kept strictly confidential — if they are interested in a position or would like to recommend someone, so we can put forward names for these positions.”
Positions are being filled quickly so contact Strauch right away at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-622-9288 (office), or 207-841-6869 (cell). Read more.
Wagner Forest Management has an immediate full-time opening in our central office in Lyme, NH for an experienced forester with strong organizational and analytical skills. The Forest Analyst / Data Manager will join our technical support group and participate in a range of functions, including GIS mapping, forest inventory, management planning, sustainable forest certification, operational forester support, land records, and land acquisitions and dispositions. WFM Forest Analyst position announcement.
Let’s reinvigorate Project LandShare!
One of Maine’s unique and neighborly traditions is that landowners have for centuries allowed people onto their land to hunt, fish, hike, camp, and enjoy the outdoors. When Project LandShare was started in 1989 by MFPC and the Maine TREE Foundation, it was an effort by the owners of forestland in Maine to make sure that tradition continued. Those were challenging times for Maine’s forest landowners — both large and small. The most recent spruce budworm epidemic had just run its course, leading to the death of millions of spruce and fir trees through the state, and the Maine Forest Practices Act was about to take effect, an effort to ensure forest management was based in science and protected the public interest.
Signs went up that read: “Project LandShare. Landowners providing public access. Your care will help keep these working woodlands open for everyone.” The signs had two messages. The first that was that owners of forest land are trying to maintain recreational opportunities for Maine people in spite of increasing use and pressures on the land. The other message was, “Please do your part to keep the land open – treat it with care and respect.” Those messages still resonate today. That’s why the Maine Forest Products Council wants to reinvigorate and expand Project LandShare. Please send us your ideas.
Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Project Learning Tree (PLT) uses the forest as a “window on the world” to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment. This workshop provides an introduction to PLT kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum for natural resource professionals, land trust educators and administrators, tree farmers and loggers. Registration deadline is Dec. 6. Questions? Contact Pat Maloney, 626-7990. To register email email@example.com or call 207-621-9872. More information.