Maine Adaptive BMP Cooperative

Maine Adaptive BMP Cooperative (ABC)

Calendar of Upcoming Trainings

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Greenville Public Safety Building, 10 Minden Street, Greenville ME

Maine Audubon is hosting a Stream Smart workshop on Tuesday, April 23 from 8:30 am-3 pm in Greenville. Join us to learn about: the value of free-flowing streams; the regulations that are applicable when working on road/stream crossings; the principles of building Stream Smart crossings; the costs and benefits of Stream Smart crossings; and where to look for funding. We will be in the classroom from 8:30-12:30, bring your own lunch and if weather allows, we will go out in the field to look at a variety of crossings from 1-3 pm.

Maine Audubon works with partners all across the state to provide training on how to construct culverts and bridges that restore and maintain fish and wildlife habitat while also protecting roads and public safety. Maine Audubon offers introductory workshops as well as hands-on field trainings for road professionals.

This workshop is designed for professionals responsible for road-stream crossings

  • We will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation.
  • Emphasis is on maintaining and restoring aquatic habitat and economic values of the stream.
  • Workshop presenters include professionals from state and federal agencies and statewide non-profits.
  • Participants can receive recertification credit for Maine DEP's Voluntary Contractor Certification Program.

MFS is a partner in the Stream Smart program.

Registration required

Contact Name: Hannah Young
Organization: Maine Audubon
Contact Email: conserve@maineaudubon.org
Contact Phone: 207-781-2330 ext. 219







Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Pleasant River Lumber, 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

This workshop is designed for loggers and foresters and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session. The workshop will focus on the Fundamental BMPs with an emphasis on controlling the flow of water and minimizing/stabilizing exposed mineral soil. The content was developed by the Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Maine Forest Service as a level one BMP training.

Registration is limited to 20.

REGISTER

Agenda

  • BMPs and Water Quality: An Introduction to the main Topics for BMP Level One training.
    Pat Sirois, Coordinator, Maine SFI

  • Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting Maine's Water Quality: An introduction to the Maine Forest Service BMP manual.
    Tom Gilbert, Water Resources Specialist, Maine Forest Service

  • Maines Fundamental Best Management Practices for Forestry with Scenarios.
    Jim Ferrante, District Forester, Maine Forest Service
    Julie Davenport, District Forester, Maine Forest Service

  • Lunch - Provided

  • Field Site Visit One - Controlling water on skid trails and around yards
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the trail as a class and in groups
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

  • Field Site Site Two - Planning a Crossing
    • In groups, determine location of crossing
    • What type of crossing should be installed
    • What BMPs are applicable and why
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the crossing and approaches
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

Continuing Education Credits:

  • CLP- 1 day recertification
  • Master Logger 6 credit hours
  • SAF 4 category 1 credits

Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors:

  • A&A Brochu
  • Maine SFI
  • Pleasant River Lumber
  • Robbins Lumber

Contact Name: Jim Ferrante
Organization: Maine Forest Service
Contact Email: Jim.Ferrante@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 207-441-4308







Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Brochu Garage, 350 Golden Road, Millinocket, ME

This workshop is designed for loggers and foresters and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session. The workshop will focus on the Fundamental BMPs with an emphasis on controlling the flow of water and minimizing/stabilizing exposed mineral soil.

Registration is limited to 20.

REGISTER

Agenda

  • BMPs and Water Quality: An Introduction to the main Topics for BMP Level One training.
    Jim Ferrante, District Forester, Maine Forest Service

  • Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting Maine's Water Quality: An introduction to the Maine Forest Service BMP manual.
    Tom Gilbert, Water Resources Specialist, Maine Forest Service

  • Maines Fundamental Best Management Practices for Forestry with Scenarios.
    Jim Ferrante, District Forester, Maine Forest Service
    Lauren Ouellette, District Forester, Maine Forest Service

  • Lunch - Provided

  • Field Site Visit One - Controlling water on skid trails and around yards
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the trail as a class and in groups
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

  • Field Site Site Two - Planning a Crossing
    • In groups, determine location of crossing
    • What type of crossing should be installed
    • What BMPs are applicable and why
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the crossing and approaches
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

Continuing Education Credits:

  • CLP- 1 day recertification
  • Master Logger 6 credit hours
  • SAF 4 category 1 credits

Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors:

  • A&A Brochu
  • Maine SFI
  • Pleasant River Lumber
  • Robbins Lumber

Contact Name: Jim Ferrante
Organization: Maine Forest Service
Contact Email: Jim.Ferrante@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 207-441-4308







Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Robbins Lumber, 506 Main Street South, Searsmont, ME 04973

This workshop is designed for loggers and foresters and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session. The workshop will focus on the Fundamental BMPs with an emphasis on controlling the flow of water and minimizing/stabilizing exposed mineral soil.

Registration is limited to 25.

REGISTER

Agenda

  • BMPs and Water Quality: An Introduction to the main Topics for BMP Level One training.

  • Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting Maine's Water Quality: An introduction to the Maine Forest Service BMP manual.

  • Maines Fundamental Best Management Practices for Forestry with Scenarios.

  • Lunch - Provided

  • Field Site Visit One - Controlling water on skid trails and around yards
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the trail as a class and in groups
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

  • Field Site Site Two - Planning a Crossing
    • In groups, determine location of crossing
    • What type of crossing should be installed
    • What BMPs are applicable and why
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the crossing and approaches
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

Continuing Education Credits:

  • CLP- 1 day recertification
  • Master Logger 6 credit hours
  • SAF 4 category 1 credits

Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors:

  • A&A Brochu
  • Maine SFI
  • Pleasant River Lumber
  • Robbins Lumber

Contact Name: Jared Gregory
Organization: Maine Forest Service
Contact Email: Jared.M.Gregory@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 207-215-5318







Date: May 8, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Natural Resources Conservation Service, 735 Maine Street, Presque Isle, ME

Maine Audubon is hosting a Stream Smart workshop on Wednesday, May 8 from 8:30 am-3 pm in Presque Isle. Join us to learn about: the value of free-flowing streams; the regulations that are applicable when working on road/stream crossings; the principles of building Stream Smart crossings; the costs and benefits of Stream Smart crossings; and where to look for funding. We will be in the classroom from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, we will provide lunch, then from 1-3 pm we will go out in the field to look at a variety of crossings.

Maine Audubon works with partners all across the state to provide training on how to construct culverts and bridges that restore and maintain fish and wildlife habitat while also protecting roads and public safety. Maine Audubon offers introductory workshops as well as hands-on field trainings for road professionals.

This workshop is designed for professionals responsible for road-stream crossings

  • We will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation.
  • Emphasis is on maintaining and restoring aquatic habitat and economic values of the stream.
  • Workshop presenters include professionals from state and federal agencies and statewide non-profits.
  • Participants can receive recertification credit for Maine DEP's Voluntary Contractor Certification Program.

Coffee, snacks, and lunch provided.

MFS is a partner in the Stream Smart program.

Registration required

Contact Name: Hannah Young
Organization: Maine Audubon
Contact Email: conserve@maineaudubon.org
Contact Phone: 207-781-2330 ext. 219