Forestry for Maine Birds workshop

Event Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:30 to 15:00

Forestry for Maine Birds workshop

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lawrence Woodlot, Benton, ME

Forestry for Maine Birds pairs silviculture, the art and science of forest management, with the habitat needs of Maine's migratory forest songbirds. Learn to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit forest songbirds in a variety of forest types. This workshop is for foresters, woodland owners, land trust staff and members, and bird enthusiasts.

Working Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee. Albion Cider Mill, 201 E Benton Rd, Albion, ME

9:00-9:45 Forestry for Maine Birds background, priority species in Kennebec County

9:45-10:00 Head to field site - Lawrence Woodlot

10:00-11:00 Walk to Stop 1, Hardwood stand. Intro to rapid field assessment.

11:00-12:00  Walk to Stop 2, Oak stand. Data form, group exercise, report out.

12:00-12:30 Lunch in woods at old stone house.

12:30-1:30 Walk to Stop 3, silver maple stand. Run habitat assessment. Discuss forest structure, bird species, habitat needs, etc.

1:30-2:30 Walk to Stop 4,  Mixedwood/Pine Stand or a Poplar stand. Discuss management objectives and options for future silviculture with birds in mind.

2:30-3:00 Return to Albion Cider Mill. Wrap-up. Evaluations.

To Register: Contact Annica McGuirk at 207-781-2330 ext. 219 or

Continuing Education Credits: This event has been assigned 4.5 category 1 CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters.

Questions? Contact Amanda Mahaffey, or 207-432-3701.