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Forests for Maine's Future is a collaboration of the Maine Department of Conservation,Stone wall. (Photo: The Rankin File)the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, the Maine TREE Foundation and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. Our mission is to promote sustainable forestry and educate people about the forest that covers some 90 percent of our state. We hope you'll subscribe to our bi-weekly e-newsletter for links to our monthly Fresh from the Woods feature about some aspect of the forest and interesting news stories about forests in Maine, North America and around the globe.

The Woodland Steward Program is an online course designed to help you enjoy and manage your woodlot. It covers everything from woodland ecology to finances to planning a timber harvest. To find out more or to sign up, click on the link above.