2019 Stewardship Forester/Tree Farm Inspector Information and Training Meeting - Brewer

Date: June 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Penobscot County Conservation Association, 570 N. Main St. (Routes 9 & 178)

Lunch will be provided

Certificates will be available for Continuing Education credits.


8:00: Coffee and registration
8:15-8:30: Welcome & Introductions
8:30-8:45: WoodsWISE Program Status Update-Andy Shultz, MFS Landowner Outreach Forester; Future of the Forest Stewardship Program, nationally and in Maine.
8:45-9:15: Woodland Resource Action Plans (WRAPs)-Andy Shultz & field staff, MFS Review of common issues with WRAP preparation and process.
9:15-9:45: Invasive Plant Control update-Nancy Olmstead/Justin Schlawin, Invasive Plant Biologist/Ecologist, Maine Natural Areas Program, DACF
9:45-10:00: 15-minute break
10:00-10:30: "What Will My Woods Look Like"-Jan Santerre, MFS Urban & Community Forester; Presentation of new woodland owner outreach publication
10:30-11:00: Clearing the Waters---Tom Gilbert, Water Resources Forester, MFS BMP protocol, use & effectiveness
11:00-11:30: Insect and Disease Conditions update-Tom Schmeelk/Mike Parisio, Forest Entomologists, Division of Forest Health & Monitoring, MFS
11:30-12:00: Lunch
12:00-3:30: Tree Farm Inspector training-Logan Johnson, et al, Maine Tree Farm Committee

  • Introduction to the American Tree Farm System
  • 2015-20 AFF Standards of Sustainability
  • Management Plan review
  • The ATFS Inspectors Manual
  • 004 Form & Tools, including fillable .pdf
  • Future of Maine Tree Farm program
  • Wrap-up & Questions

3:30 Adjourn, and safe travels home!

Contact Phone: (207) 287-8430
Contact Email: andrew.h.shultz@maine.gov
Cost: Free, but please contact Andy Shultz to indicate which meeting you are planning to attend, so we can get a headcount.