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After some of the toughest years in the long history of Maine’s forest products industry, a new, stronger forest economy is emerging thanks to investments of about $1 billion.

Maine Forest Products Week statewide events

  • Oct. 18-20, Augusta Civic Center, Visit the Maine Forest Product Council’s booth at the Maine Snowmobile Show.
  • Oct. 21, 12-2 p.m., University of Maine in Orono. The Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO) and the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) are hosting a FOR/ME partner and business luncheon roundtable on October 21st at the University of Maine in Orono from noon to 2 pm. MENADO and MITC are delighted to welcome Dr. John Kettle, the director for Customer Solutions and International Relationships for Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke),who will talk about new solutions towards the sustainable development of the Finnish bioeconomy and the promotion of new biobased businesses. RSVP to George Lindbom, MITC International Trade Specialist, at lindbom@mitc.com or (207) 517-3514. 
  • Oct. 22, 9 a.m., Blaine House, Augusta – Gov. Janet Mills will announce the winner of the 2019 Austin Wilkins Award, created by the Maine TREE Foundation to recognize outstanding stewardship of the working forest.  
  • Oct. 23, 1 – 4:30 p.m., Symposium on Maine’s New Forest Economy, Wells Conference Center, University of Maine. Free and open to the public. Learn about national trends and innovations in sustainable forestry practices, product technologies, innovative applications and business reinvestment into Maine’s forest economy. Moderator Steve Schley, FOR/Maine, speakers Adam Constanta, Program Manager of Sustainability Metrics: NCASI; Dr. Adam Daigneault, UMaine School of Forest Resources; Dr. Joshua Henry, GO Lab; Beth Cormier, SAPPI North America. Read more.
  • Oct. 23, Celebration of National Bioenergy Day, ReEnergy Livermore Falls. Tours at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Jamie Jackson: (207) 320-7022 or jjackson@reenergyholdings.com. Read more.
  • Check out three display cases devoted to the Maine forest products economy at Fogler Library, University of Maine, now through November.
  • Read the Bangor Daily News special section devoted to Maine’s forest products economy, available Oct. 25.

Additional forest-related events:

  • Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 3rd Maine Modern Wood Heat Symposium, USM, Portland, 96 Falmouth St., Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Library, sponsors, Maine Forest Service, Maine Statewide Wood Energy Assistance Team. Features panels and discussions about important new incentives for heating commercial and institutional buildings; industrial process heat, plus how public institutions and private companies can creatively finance new wood chip and pellet heating and CHP installations.
  • Nov. 8,  9:30 a.m., “Climate, Forests & Ecosystems,” 43rd Maine Woods Forever Roundtable, being held Friday, Nov. 8, at the Unity College Center for the Arts, Depot St., downtown Unity. Guest speakers are Dr. Sean Birkel, University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute and Jay Wason, assistant professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology at the University of Maine School of Forest Resources. Birkel also is Maine’s State Climatologist and will share data he has gathered about climate through time. Wason’s research shows the physiological responses of northeastern forest ecosystems to long-term weather patterns. Please feel free to invite other colleagues to the Roundtable. RSVP for the catered lunch by emailing Paul Johnson, skoghem04963@outlook.com by Nov. 5. 
  • Nov. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m. LandCAN Forestry Event with Senator Angus King, Oceanview at Falmouth Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth, $10 registration includes a light lunch. Please register online by Monday, Nov. 1. Contact Kathy Becvar, LandCan Director of Development. Visit www.MaineLandCAN.org or email info@LandCAN.org, or call (207) 536-0831 to reserve your seat. SEATING IS LIMITED SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION SOON!  
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