Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland Areas

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MFS Rule - Chapter 21 Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas

Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas will be taking effect in certain municipalities January 1, 2013.

On January 1, 2013 organized towns that have decided to adopt statewide standards for timber harvesting and related activities in shoreland areas will have statewide standards go into effect. 

Towns that have either elected to retain their old shoreland zoning ordinance for timber harvesting or not taken action on statewide standards will continue under their old shoreland zoning rules until they take action.

Areas under the administration of the Land Use Planning Commission (formerly know as LURC) will also continue under current rules for the time being. 

A map and list of the status of each town is below. The map and list will be updated as new towns adopt statewide standards.

Town Status List (pdf)

Town Status Map (pdf)

Listing of Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland Areas Municipality Maps

Forest Operations Notifications Addendum: Chapter 21 - Statewide Standards in Shoreland Areas (pdf | Word)

Presentation on Statewide Standards (pdf)

Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas (DEP Towns) Information Sheet (pdf)

Maine Forest Service Interpretations of the Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas (pdf)

Title 38 §437. Significant river segments identified (pdf)

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