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Holt Research Forest Guild Gathering & Service Project

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Register right away (Max 25 volunteers. Registration deadline is May 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET)

Saturday, May 15, 2021 (rain date is May 22, 2021)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Location: 508 Old Stage Rd, Arrowsic, ME 04530

Are you ready to get back into the woods with fellow Guild members? Join us for a field day in Midcoast Maine! The Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) needs help re-establishing the research grid at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic.

A harvest occurred at the Holt Research Forest last fall and winter under the direction of founding Guild member Barrie Brusila (see awesome video link). On this site, University of Maine researchers have continuously collected data since 1983. The harvest will provide many future research opportunities, and the research grid is essential to this work.

Now you can join the Forest Stewards Guild and Maine TREE for a combined service project and Guild Gathering. We’ll work in small teams (socially distanced, outdoors) to relocate point markers and re-establish lines across the study area. The day won’t be all about work, as we’ll be sure to have plenty of time for our favorite Guild Gathering activities, including a picnic lunch.

If you are interested in joining the service day, please email Northeast Region Coordinator Logan Johnson (logan@forestguild.org) for more information.

8 am – 8:30 am:  A brief overview of the Holt Research Forest and Recent Timber Harvest
8:30 am – 9 am:  Service Project Orientation
9 am – 1 pm:  In the Field Re-establishing the Research Grid
1 pm – 2 pm:  Picnic Lunch (bagged lunch provided)
2 pm – 2:30 pm: Introduction Circles
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  Post Harvest Tour & Silviculture Discussion
3:30 pm – 4 pm:  Final Remarks and Wrap Up

All Guild members, friends, and forestry students are welcome. Students who registered will be placed in groups with professional Guild members for the opportunity to learn and network.

Bagged lunch is provided. Please indicate preference when registering.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place following CDC guidelines. Participants who choose to arrive Friday evening may enjoy an evening of Guild camaraderie and then not have to drive early Saturday morning. On-site, no-cost lodging options (with COVID safety protocols) are available. Please indicate lodging needs when you register.

Please bring:

  • Your own water bottle,
  • snacks,
  • footware that can get muddy,
  • insect repellent,
  • camping gear (if camping)
  • sunscreen



May 15, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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