Forest Management and Vernal Pools - Houlton & Hammond

Division / Program: Forest Service

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at Houlton Rest Area off I95
Event Type: Workshop/Training

This hands-on three hour course will be outside and will focus on the biology and identification of vernal pools as well as the forest management guidelines for working near these sensitive natural features. The intent of this session is to examine vernal pools up close in the woods and discuss how to integrate the protection of these resources into forestry practices. Class size will be limited to 20 people.

Registration Required: Call Angie Wotton at Southern Aroostook SWCD at 254-4126


12:00 Introductions, housekeeping, and travel to field site
Angie Wotton, Director, SASWCD
Dan Jacobs, Forester, Maine Forest Service

12:30 Field site history and landowner introduction
Matt Stedman, Senior Planning Forester, Irving Woodlands

12:45 The biology, importance, and identification of vernal pools
Gordon Moore, Professional Forester, Maine Forest Service (retired)
Joseph Roy, Landowner Outreach Biologist, ME IF&W

2:00 Significant vernal pools and forestry regulations
Dan Jacobs

2:15 Habitat management guidelines for vernal pools
Gordon Moore and Matt Stedman

2:50 Questions and Wrap Up

Continuing Education Credits:

CLP = 1/2 day recert, QLP = 3 hrs., LPF = 2.5 hrs.

Rain Date:

May 12th


Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District
Gordon Moore, Professional Forester
Irving Woodlands
Maine IF&W
Maine Forest Service

Contact Name: Angie Wotton at Southern Aroostook SWCD
Contact Phone: 207-254-4126
Cost: Free but Registration Required