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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 $55,000, we have set our target for 2016-17 at $57,500
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Annual Meeting

42nd Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum - Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center, is again part of the Agricultural Trades Show

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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
SWOAM's Updated List of Sawmill's in Maine
SWOAM has compiled a list of both portable and stationary sawmills in the state of Maine, modeled after the list that had been produced by The Maine Forest Service.  This updated list of sawmills provides information about services and  products, locations, and contact information.    To see the list, click here.

The Ten Biggest Mistakes, RevisitedThe Ten Biggest Mistakes, Revisited
Tom Doak of SWOAM has done many presentations on his list of “The Ten Biggest Mistakes Woodland Owners Make.” Here is a new list to think about: “The Ten Biggest Mistakes Woodland Owners Make When Having a Harvest.” The two lists overlap some. I’ll share the story of one of those calls I don’t like to get, as a reminder of certain things to think about when planning to have your woodlot harvested. This is a true story, though without some of the identifying details.

Only Three Maine Mammals Hibernate Full-TimeOnly Three Maine Mammals Hibernate Full-Time
Hibernation is underway in our woodlots. We can let the dogs out in the evening without worrying about them bumping into raccoons, skunks, porcupines and bears. Or can we?