Maine's land trust for
The mission of the Forest Society of Maine (FSM) is to conserve Maine's forestlands in a manner that sustains their ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values.
Featured Newsletter Article
FSM now performs annual monitoring for 33 conservation easements in seven counties, on more than 930,000 acres. To put that in perspective, that would rank FSM as the fourth largest land manager in Maine. How do we ensure that the many values of our easement lands are protected in perpetuity? Read this special newsletter article from FSM Forestland Stewardship Manager Jake Metzler to find out.
Explore an FSM project: Gulf Hagas - Whitecap
Working in partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the Richard and Jimmy Carrier Family, FSM is helping to conserve 14,000 acres of productive forestlands and sensitive wetland and high elevation habitats adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and Gulf Hagas and along the West Branch of the Pleasant River.
Ahhh... summer in Maine. Paddlers on Attean Pond, near Jackman.
Celebrating 30 Years and 1,000,000 Acres Conserved for Maine
The Forest Society of Maine is proud to announce that 2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of our founding. FSM was established in 1984 to protect 18,000 acres of productive forestland in Attean, Maine for their ecological, economic, recreational, and cultural values. Today we are celebrating having helped to conserve nearly a million acres across Maine’s North Woods.
Thank you to our many friends and supporters who have helped make this remarkable achievement possible. If you are just starting to explore FSM's work, we hope you will join us as we look to the next 30 years and another million acres conserved for Maine.
Latest News & Events
Grand Opening: Monson Appalachian Trail Information Center - July 19
8th Annual Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival -
July 24 - 27
Explore the landscape and history of the Moosehead Lake region through indoor and outdoor interactive programs. This year, organizers and attendees will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods. For more details, check out the event flyer.
Moosehead Lake region public-private recreational initiative - Read the press release
FSM is part of exciting work to improve and extend non-motorized trail networks in the Moosehead Lake region.
Published online July 2, 2014 by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Construction begins on new hiking trail network in Moosehead - Read the blog post
By Aislinn Sarnacki, published online by the Bangor Daily News on July 3, 2014
Work to conserve 14,000 acres underway in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness - Read the blog post