October 24 - Forestry for Maine Birds Workshop - Houlton

Fall Forestry Workshop 2017

Forestry for Maine Birds

Sponsored by Maine Woodland Owners and Vital Pathways


Location:  Houlton Community Golf Course (club house) in New Limerick

Date and Time:  October 24th from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits:  CLP = 1/2 Day, QLP = 4 hrs., LPF = 2 Cat.1, SAF = 3 Cat.1

Lunch Provided and No Pre-Registration Required


Forestry for Maine Birds pairs silviculture, the art and science of forest management, with the habitat needs of Maine's migratory forest songbirds. Learn to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit forest songbirds in a variety of forest types. This workshop is for foresters, woodland owners, loggers, and bird enthusiasts.



7:30   Registration and coffee


8:00   Background and priority species for Aroostook Co.


9:15   Stop 1- Riparian buffer and introduction to Rapid Field Assessment


10:00 Stop 2 – Mixed hardwood stand and group exercise


11:00 Stop 3 – Recent winter harvest in a softwood stand


12:00 Lunch at the Club House


1:00   Wrap Up and Evaluations


            Amanda Mahaffey, Northeast Regional Director, Forest Stewards Guild

            Sue Gallo, Wildlife Biologist, Maine Audubon Society


Jon Scott, Forester, Prentiss and Carlisle

Dan Jacobs, Forester, Maine Forest Service


Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District

Houlton/Hodgdon Adult and Community Education

Maine Forest Service

            Forest Stewards Guild

            Maine Audubon