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Maine has about 4 millions of acres of conserved lands. That’s more acres than Yellowstone (2,219,791) and Everglades (1,507,850) national parks combined.

Maine Forest Products Week statewide events

  • Oct. 18-20, Augusta Civic Center, Visit the Council’s booth at the Maine Snowmobile Show. Nortrax is loaning us a logging simulator!
  • 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), as our special guest. Luke provides new solutions towards the sustainable development of the Finnish bioeconomy and the promotion of new biobased businesses.Learn more about Luke’s cutting edge research and solutions in blue economy, renewable resources, and the innovative food system and help us introduce Dr. Kettle to important business and research partners in Maine’s forest products industry. Please 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 Liyermore 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Ad deadline Oct. 9.
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Maine Forest Products Week

Maine Forest Products Week October 20-26 in conjunction with National Forest Products Week. This is a terrific opportunity to let our neighbors across Maine know the industry is rebounding and that forest industry impacts are felt in every county across our state.
When: Sun October 20 5:45 PM - Sat October 26 12:00 AM
Where: Statewide

Gov. Janet Mills\'s presentation of Austin Wilkins Award

The Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award was created by the Maine TREE Foundation and is the only award in Maine that recognizes stewardship of the working forest. 
When: Tue October 22 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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