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.


Featured Newsletter Article

Retired, first generation state Fisheries Biologist Roger AuClair reflects on how brook trout management changed over his 60-year career, and how the Forest Society of Maine can help ensure that wild brook trout can flourish for another 60 years in Maine's North Woods.

Reflections on 60 years of Brook Trout Management in Maine's North Woods


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.





Celebrating 30 Years and 1,000,000 Acres Conserved for Maine


The Forest Society of Maine is proud to 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.


We want to say "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.


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Sign Up to Receive Forest View Spring 2014

It's April in Maine, which means the kick-off of open water fishing and, of course, the start of mud season. But this is also the time of year when the Forest Society of Maine is getting ready to publish the spring edition Forest View, our bi-annual newsletter. Want to get your own copy of Forest View in the mail? Signing up is easy!


FSM Seeks National Accreditation Renewal


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Forest Society of Maine is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation renewal. A public comment period is now open. Learn how to submit a comment.


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