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.


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               Upcoming Events...


2015 Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program

February 8, 2015 (deadline to apply)

Friends of Baxter State Park invites current Maine high school sophomores and juniors to apply for a leadership program that includes a free nine-day wilderness experience in Baxter State Park. The program is August 8-16. Learn more...


Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Bradley - February 8 & 22, 2015

Enjoy a sleigh ride and support the Maine Forest & Logging Museum at historic Leonard's Mills in Bradley. Bring a blanket for the ride, then warm up in the blacksmith shop with hot cocoa. Admission $10 adult, $5 children, 2 and under free. Members $8 and $4. Pay at the gate. February 8 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., conditions permitting. Learn more...





                               Asian longhorned beetle


     Invasive Forest Insect Volunteer Training

Learn how to recognize, report, and spread awareness about key pests such as the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and other invasive tree pests.


February 11, 2015 at the town office in Greenville, Maine from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Free, pre-registration required). Contact Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District by ph:(207) 564-2321 ext. 3 or email: to register.


Winter Tree Identification

Join Steve Sader, UMaine Forest Vegetation I.D. Instructor, for a tree identification walk. Learn how to identify evergreen conifers, as well as hardwood trees in their  leaf-off condition, using clues of their size, form, habitat, buds, leaf scars, fruit, and bark characteristics.


February 14, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden, Maine. Members $10, non-members $15.




                   Recent News...


Land Trust Accreditation Commission Renews FSM's Accreditation

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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



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