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.







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 be celebrating our thirtieth anniversary. We were established in 1984 to conserve Maine forestlands for their ecological, economic, recreational, and cultural values. Today we have helped to conserve nearly a million acres in 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.


            Latest News & Events

               Upcoming Events...



Maine Land Conservation Conference 2015

April 24 & 25 at the Mt. Ararat Middle School and Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham, Maine.

Click here for more information.


April Live Wildlife Show


          Brownie the Bat 1

                           Photo from Maine Audubon

Visit Gilsland Farm Audubon Center for their annual spring live animal show Friday, April 24 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so participants can get a closer look at some of the wildlife that Maine Audubon works to conserve.


The show takes place indoors and usually sells out. To register contact Beth Pauls at (207) 781-2330 ext 273. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available. Cost--Members: adult $10, child $5; Non-members adult $15, child $10



Invasive Forest Insect Outreach Volunteer Training

Training for those interested in learning about invasive forest pests that pose serious threats to the trees and forests of Maine: emerald ash borer (EAB), Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), brown spruce longhorned beetle (BSLB), hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA).


May 5, 2015 10am - 2:30pm at Baxter State Park Headquarters in Millinocket, ME. FREE but preregistration required. Email Amy Polyot.



Other Events

Visit L.L. Bean's website to see some of their upcoming events in Freeport.


                   Recent News...


Land Trust Accreditation Commission Renews FSM's Accreditation

Land Trust Accreditation Commission Press Release

December 17, 2014


August is the perfect time to celebrate the wonders of the Moosehead Lake region

by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg
Special to Moosehead Matters - August 19, 2014



Read more FSM news...







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