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Timber Harvest Series: Online Session

November 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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To register, contact Andrew Smart: a.smartfarms@gmail.com or (207) 837-0924

Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Online Session: What is a Wildlife Management Area (WMA), how are they managed, and the plan for Frye Mountain WMA in Montville, Maine.

Full series flyer for download

Maine Woodland Owners, in partnership with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, are hosting a four-part series for woodland owners to observe a timber harvest operation from start to finish. Held at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W) Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Montville, the program will be led by the DIF&W forester managing the harvest, John Chappen. The goal of the program is to expose people to how DIF&W manages the land they own, how to use timber harvesting as a means to create, maintain, and improve wildlife habitat, and how a timber harvest is set up and carried out. Sessions will be held over a 12-month period and will start with this online introduction session on Thursday, November 3.

The sessions will include:

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: DIF&W Lands Program and Frye Mountain WMA Overview. This online session will provide information about DIF&W Wildlife Management Areas, how they are managed, and the management plan for Frye Mountain WMA Compartment F.

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Pre-Harvest Field Tour at Frye Mountain WMA. The pre-harvest tour will look at skid trail layout, timber marking, brook crossings, the condition of the forest stands before operation, and the considerations used to make decisions about the upcoming harvest.

Late February/Early March 2023 (date TBA): Active Harvest Field Tour at Frye Mountain WMA. Attendees will see the timber harvest in action and how the operation is conducted.

September 2023 (date TBA): Post-Harvest Tour at Frye Mountain WMA. Attendees will see how the harvested area looks once the operation is complete.

Attending all four sessions is not required but is encouraged. To register and for more information contact Andrew Smart: a.smartfarms@gmail.com or (207) 837-0924


November 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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