Why become a member?

Owning woodland is fun and rewarding. But we know it is not always easy to find the information you are looking for or get the help you need. Since 1975, we have been the organization that works to help, support and represent the interests of small woodland owners.

Annual Appeal

There's still time!  Our Annual Appeal continues through the end of April, and we are still receiving donations.  Many members have been incredibly generous, making this a very successful appeal.  Thanks to all those who have donated, and to all those who will.  Click Here to Donate.


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Plan for the Future of your Woodlot

Succession Planning Informational Series Planning for the future of your woodland or succession planning is something all woodland owners must do to ensure the future stewardship of their property.

Become A Woodland Steward Become A Woodland Steward

Plan for the Future of your Woodlot

Succession Planning

This interactive program was designed with the private woodland owner in mind. Try it yourself to see if you are already a woodland steward.

Interactive Program

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Watch a video of woodland stewardship (left). Brought to you by the Maine Forest Service

News You Can Use News You Can Use
Tree Growth UpdateTree Growth Update

We have spent a great deal of time protecting the Tree Growth Tax Law program.  As I reported in previous SWOAM newsletters, the Governor’s original budget proposal included a substantial rewrite of the law...  

Unconventional Value of Basswood TreesUnconventional Value of Basswood Trees
They say that money doesn’t grow on trees.  But, you might not anticipate ...

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Spring is here, and most people are excited to spend time outdoors again.  Whether you're a gardener or a hiker, you can  make a difference by noticing characteristics of the landscape around you while out in the great outdoors.