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.




Help FSM Chart Our Future Course


At this pivotal point in FSM's history we are reaching out to people and groups interested in Maine's forestlands to learn of their visions for the future of Maine's North Woods. We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete our anonymous survey. Your input will help chart the future of FSM. Thank you!


Click here to share your thoughts with FSM.




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...


Film Screening:  Counting on Birds

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6 pm – 7 pm

at Fields Pond Nature Center in Holden


The Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2014 to January 5, 2015

Visit their website to find a count near you!


8th Annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby

January 23 - 25, 2015


Visit NREC's website for more information...




Recent News...


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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