Forest Policy and Management

The Forest Policy and Management Division provides technical assistance, information and educational services to the public, forest landowners, forest products processors and marketers, municipalities and other stakeholders.

The division also implements the state's forest practices laws, including liquidation harvesting rules, providing outreach and enforcement services…

The division anticipates and responds to forest policy issues and reports to the public on the state of the forest resource.

The Forest Policy and Management Division provides technical assistance through educational workshops, field demonstrations, media presentations, and one-on-one contact between field foresters and landowners. Statute and bureau policy place limits on technical assistance to individual landowners.

Forest Policy and Management Division has three components:

  • Field Foresters who work with forest landowners and other stakeholders
  • Policy, planning and education specialists
  • Program specialists who oversee forest stewardship, forest protection, forest products utilization and marketing, and urban and community forestry programs

Maine Forestry Direct Link Loan Program
Incentive financing to reduce non-point source pollution risk on timber harvests sites in Maine.

The Wood Supply Chain

Credit: Eric Kingsley, Forest Resources Association

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Illustration of Wood Supply Chain and definitions of each part. Credit: Eric Kingsley, Forest Resources Association

We help you make informed decisions about Maine's forests.

Several Maine Forest Service programs are wholly or partially funded by the USDA Forest Service under various authorities.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination: write
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W, Whitten Building
14th and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
or call (202)720-5964 (voice or TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.