Woodlot Management Course - Newport

Date: March 20, 2019- May 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Nokomis High School, 266 Williams Road, Newport, Maine

This course is designed for woodlot owners who own 10+ acres of woodland and are interested in learning about different options they have to actively manage their property (to protect what they value about the property, and/or make improvements to their woodlot).

The class will meet on the following Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Nokomis High School, located at 266 Williams Road in Newport. From the intersection of Route2 and Route 11 in Newport, head north on Route 11 for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Williams Road. In 1.3 miles the school will be on your left.

The topics below will be covered. Guest speakers with diverse back grounds will give presentations, providing the landowner with a number of contacts and resources to pull from in years to come.

This class is FREE but registration is required. This class often fills up quickly so early registration is recommended to secure your spot. To register call or email Cathy Beaudry at 207-368-3290 or adulted@rsu19.net.

If you have specific questions regarding the course content please contact Tom Pelletier, 207-745-2660 and tom.pelletier@afmforest.com, or Bill Haslam, 207-491-1602 and bill.haslam@afmforest.com. This class will be led by Tom Pelletier and Bill Haslam, foresters with American Forest Management, and sponsored by American Forest Management.

March 20th - Introduction to Woodlot Management, Planning, and Cost Sharing Programs
Presenter(s): Bill Haslam, Tom Pelletier and Steve MacDonald (American Forest Management), and Terri Coolong (Maine Forest Service), and Chuck Penney (Natural Resource Conservation Service)

March 27th - Advice for Small Woodlot Owners & Introduction to Silviculture
Presenter(s): Tom Doak (Maine Woodland Owners), and Bill Haslam

April 3rd - Tree Identification & Wildlife Management
Presenter(s): Tom Pelletier and Gary Donovan (Wlidlife Biologist)

April 10th - Harvesting Operations
Presenter(s): Bill Haslam and Patty Cormier

April 24th - Non Timber Forest Products
Presenter(s): David Fuller (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)

May 1st - Working with a Forester, and Forestry Regulations
Presenter(s): Terri Coolong (District Forester, Maine Forest Service), and Bill Haslam

Note: This schedule could change due to inclement weather and guest speaker availability.

Contact Phone: 207-745-2660
Contact Email: tom.pelletier@afmforest.com
Cost: This class is FREE but registration is required. To register call or email Cathy Beaudry at 207-368-3290 or adulted@rsu19.net