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!

 

The Forest Society of Maine seeks to fill a newly created position, FSM Conservation Specialist. This position will help fill a growing need for our land conservation and conservation easement oversight services in Maine's North Woods.
The successful candidate will work out of both of our Bangor and Greenville offices. The deadline to receive applications is August 26, 2014.

 

Read the full job 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.

 

 

 

Paddling on Attean Pond

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

 

Upcoming Events...

The Katahdin's 100th Anniversary - August 13 - 17

Join the Moosehead Marine Museum to celebrate the 100th birthday of the steamship Katahdin.

 

Heavy Metal: Men and Their Machines & Blacksmith Round-Up - August 16

Check out the grand opening of the Lombard log hauler and try your hand at blacksmithing at this unique event at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum at Leonard's Mills in Bradley. Check out the event flyer.

 

Live Edge Music Festival & Tree Farm Field Day - September 6

Head to the Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson for a full day of logging demonstrations, forestry tours, music, food, and more. Check out the event flyer.

 

 

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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