Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Welcomes Andrew Whitman as Climate and Forest Carbon Specialist

November 29, 2023

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Augusta, Maine - The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Forest Policy & Management Division, Andrew (Andy) Whitman, who will be stepping into the Climate and Forest Carbon Specialist role.

Bringing a wealth of experience in forest science, conservation, and management in New England and Maine, Andy's diverse background encompasses roles as a field researcher, project manager, strategic planner, program leader, and policy developer. His extensive collaboration with stakeholders, including industry, academia, government, and conservation groups, has uniquely positioned him as a leader in addressing complex issues related to policy, economics, sustainability, certification, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Andy has played a pivotal role in projects directly addressing climate science and policy.

Having dedicated a significant portion of his career to Manomet, a prominent conservation science nonprofit, Andy holds a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine. His wealth of knowledge, extensive experience, and thoughtful approach make him a valuable addition to the DACF Maine Forest Service.

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Photo: Andrew (Andy) Whitman