ABOUT : Partnership Goals

Blinn Hill Road, Pittston, looking west,photo credit: Morten Moesswilde
Blinn Hill Road, Pittston, looking west, photo credit: Morten Moesswilde


The Partnership connects people to resource professionals, information, tools, and strategies that support informed decisions about forests in Kennebec County.


The Partnership works to encourage woodland stewardship and to sustain the many values, both public and private, of our woods. Our goal is to create a “culture of conservation” focused on our region’s forestlands.


We invite you to explore this website to learn more about ways in which you can take part in a vision for Kennebec County’s forest landscape.

Curtis Homestead foretry demonstration , Leed, photo credit Emily Perkins
Curtis Homestead forestry demonstration, Leeds,
photo credit: Emily Perkins

Woodland stewardship and long-term conservation are timely issues in a region faced with many challenges - sustainable development of historic towns and villages, growing a diverse but fragile economy, combating invasive plants and insects, supporting wildlife habitats, enhancing recreational opportunities and quality of life – and through it all, maintaining a connection to the land.

The Kennebec Woodland Partnership supports a range of actions and commitments that will help keep forest as forest in Kennebec County. We aim to work with individuals and organizations that play a role in our forests, including woodland owners, municipalities, timber harvesters, foresters, biologists, local conservation groups, businesses, state agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Hammond Lumber tour, Belgrade, photo credit: Amanda Mahaffey
Hammond Lumber tour, Belgrade,
photo credit: Amanda Mahaffey

The Partnership operates on a few key principles. Participation is voluntary and built on a mutual understanding that even diverse interests benefit from shared ideas. Individual owners can implement a spectrum of tools and strategies that will benefit the vitality of the larger forest resource. The network formed through the Partnership will facilitate information exchange that will benefit landowners and communities throughout Kennebec County. The dialogue begun at our inaugural October 21-23, 2010 conference in Winthrop has progressed into a county-wide, collaborative effort with participation from key stakeholders in an approach to Sustaining Kennebec’s Woodlands.

Thank you for visiting us! We look forward to working with you toward a healthy future for our forests.

KWP has been funded by the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, and the Maine Community Foundation.