Natural and Working Lands Working Group

The Natural and Working Lands Working Group will evaluate and recommend short- and long-term mitigation strategies to reduce gross and net annual greenhouse gas emissions from Maine's natural and working lands sectors, as well as evaluate and recommend short- and long-term strategies and actions for adaptation and resiliency to climate change. For meeting details, agendas, minutes, and handouts, please visit our meeting calendar and search for this working group.

Working Group Members

Co-chairs

  • Amanda Beal, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Tom Abello, Governor's Office

Members

Jo D Saffeir, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (facilitator)
Bethany Atkins, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Rick Bennett, Maine State Legislature
Hannah Carter, University of Maine
Dean Cray, Maine State Legislature
Andy Cutko, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Norm Daigle, Hannaford Supermarkets
Phillip DeMaynadier, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Molly Docherty, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Dana Doran, Professional Logging Contractors of Maine
Maureen Drouin, Maine Conservation Voters
Ivan Fernandez, University of Maine
Ellen Griswold, Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment
Francesca (Ches) Gundrum, Maine Audubon
Henry Ingwersen, Maine State Legislature
Tony Jenkins, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Gary Lamb, Town of Hallowell
Craig Lapine, Maine Department of Agriculture
Melissa Law, Bumbleroot Organic Farm
John Naylor, Rosemont Market
Margaret O'Neil, Maine State Legislature
Darren Ranco, University of Maine
Kaethe Rice, Maine Youth for Climate Justice
Jeff Romano, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Silvan Shawe, Cultivating Community
Heather Spalding, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Patrick Strauch, Maine Forest Products Council
Karin Tilberg, Forest Society of Maine
David Trahan, Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
Carol Weymouth, Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Johnny Sanchez, Food AND Medicine
Bethany Humphrey, The Climate Initiative