Maine's land trust for
the North Woods

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.

Learn more by exploring FSM conserved lands.




We're hiring! FSM is currently seeking to fill the position of Development Associate. If you are interested in working for a successful non-profit organization helping conserve the multiple values of forestlands in Maine, then come join us! Deadline to apply is October 16.


Read the position description.




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.

Learn more about the Gulf Hagas - Whitecap project.





Gray skies only accentuate the vibrant yellow, orange, and red of fall foliage on the Boundary Headwaters lands.



Celebrating 30 Years and a Million 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


Upcoming Events...

Living History Days at Leonard's Mills, Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Bradley
October 4 & 5, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Recent News...

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

Thanks to Forests for Maine's Future for helping spread the word about the Gulf Hagas - Whitecap project! Published online June 12, 2014


Read more FSM news...







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