Fall Forestry Workshop 2018: BMPs to Protect Water Quality - New Limerick

Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Houlton Community Golf Course (club house) in New Limerick
Date and Time: October 25th from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Continuing Education Credits: CLP = ½ Day, QLP = 6 hrs., LPF = 2.5 Cat 1, SAF =2.5 Cat.1
Registration Required: Call Angie Wotton at 532-9407 extension 4. Maximum 25 participants

This workshop will focus on controlling the flow of water in harvest blocks and on forest management roads. It will include indoor presentations and demonstrations at field sites.


7:30 Registration and coffee

8:00 Introduction and BMP presentation focusing on controlling the flow of water
Dan Jacobs, Maine Forest Service

8:45 Indoor demonstration of the SFI flume table.
Roger Ryder (professional forester) and Pat Sirois (Director of ME SFI)

9:15 Travel to field site #1

9:30 Field Site #1: Placement and installation of water bars on skid trails. An SFI EZ Bar will be installed using a cable skidder.
Roger Ryder, Pat Sirois, and Region Two School of Applied Technology

10:45 Travel to field site #2

11:00 Field Site #2: Basics of assessing forest management roads and water flow controls at stream crossings.
Roger Ryder, Pat Sirois, and Jon Scott (forester with P&C)

11:45 Travel back to club house

12:00 Lunch at the club house (no Charge)

1:00 Wrap Up, Forester Institute Calendar of Classes, and Evaluations

Houlton Community Golf Course
Vital Pathways
Maine Woodland Owners
Maine SFI
Irving Woodlands LLC
Region Two School of Applied Technology
Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District
Houlton/Hodgdon Adult and Community Education