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

Our Annual Appeal has begun. After reaching and exceeding last year's goal of $38,000, we have set an even more ambitious target for 2014-15 at $50,000.

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Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum

SWOAM's Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum, our biggest event of the year, will be held on January 14 at the Augusta Civic Center. Click here for the schedule.

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
Invasive Plants in Your Woodlands and How to Get Rid of ThemInvasive Plants in Your Woodlands and How to Get Rid of Them
Invasive plants in Maine can be severely detrimental to woodlands. They feed off and suffocate delicate undergrowth and threaten the ecosystem of forests.


Deer Tick Populations Have ExplodedDeer Tick Populations Have Exploded
Back in 1997, SWOAM’s newsletter raised questions about the spread of Lyme disease in Maine. Would environmental constraints keep deer tick populations at bay?  What role would host populations or forest type play?  Forty one Lyme disease cases had been reported in 1996.  Today, the numbers are staggering.


Funding Wildlife & Forest Mgmt in Your Woodlands Using Gov. Incentive ProgramsFunding Wildlife & Forest Mgmt in Your Woodlands Using Gov. Incentive Programs
Converting your woodlands into a wildlife conservatory is encouraged by the Maine government. There are tax breaks and financial incentives for woodland owners with acreage dedicated to preserving wildlife and federally-funded grant programs that provide financial assistance to protect wildlife habitats.