Profiles of Woodland Stewardship

Welcome to the Maine Forest Service’s Stewardship Stories page. Here you will find true stories of Maine’s woodlands and the people who care for them. The landowners profiled here are model stewards; their woodlands are visible demonstrations of conservation applied on the ground. Each story embodies several steps along the path of stewardship. Visit the Stewardship Storyline for more information.

The newest additions to the series feature Portland's Urban Forests and woodland owners in the area around Baldwin, Maine.

The first profiles in the series include:

Check out this video about the Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC), winner of the 2014 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer award:
HVNC, located in Jefferson, truly models multiple use stewardship of their woodlands, combining active timber management and education with a strong emphasis on recreation.”

Images from Woodland Stewardship Stories

You can also look at a slide show that profiles 6 woodland owners in Hancock and Washington Counties. These folks have all had recent harvesting activity on their woodlots. They work with a variety of foresters and loggers who used a range of logging equipment. Go to Woodland Stewardship Stories in Downeast Maine

For examples of other, related Woodland Stewardship Stories, go to: Link

As time and resources allow, we hope to bring more stories about woodland owners across the state to this page. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself!) for a future profile, or have ideas and comments about the series, please contact the Landowner Outreach Forester at (207) 287-8430, or e-mail