Maine Woodland Owners Day at the 
Common Ground Country Fair Speakers' Tent, Friday Sept. 22 

Click here to read about this day-long speaker series and see the schedule.

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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.

2017 Forestry Field Day

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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.

Our name has changed! Our name has changed!

As of our Annual Meeting on January 11th, 2017, the Small Woodland Owners Association became the Maine Woodland Owners. This change in name reflects a desire to have a more succinct name that fully describes the organization and one that will be more attuned and attractive to both current and new landowners. Associated with the new name is a unique, updated logo.    

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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

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Maine Woodland Owners Day at the Common Ground Country Fair Low-Impact Forestry Speakers' Tent, Friday, Sept 22Maine Woodland Owners Day at the Common Ground Country Fair Low-Impact Forestry Speakers' Tent, Friday, Sept 22

This year at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine Woodland Owners is featuring a day-long series of presentations at the Low-Impact Forestry speakers' tent. Learn about managing your woodlot for wildlife, controlling invasive plants, or identifying forest pests and diseases.  Listen to a discussion about whole tree harvesting or new uses for wood.  Learn about efforts to restore the American chestnut tree, or find out how to avoid common mistakes landowners make. Click here to see the full schedule.




Foraging on Private Land Without Permission IllegalForaging on Private Land Without Permission Illegal
Folks who have been picking fiddleheads or mushrooms lately need to know that they are required by law to get the landowner’s permission. I’m sure this is a surprise to many of them.