Tour of Forestry Work in the Farm Cove Community Forest

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, at 2:08 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Downeast Lakes Land Trust Office, 4 Water St, Grand Lake Stream, ME

For more information: Tanya Rucosky; 207-796-2100; downeastlakes.org

Join forester Kyle Burdick for a tour and discussion of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s (DLLT) timber management practices in the Farm Cove Community Forest. Kyle will explain how the DLLT has integrated its dual priorities of wildlife habitat management and contributing to a sustainable forest products economy.

By visiting completed harvest areas, Kyle will give specific examples of the application of DLLT’s forest management goals and objectives.   He will explain how each harvest is tailored to the specific conditions on the ground, while part of a larger plan for the area as a whole.  Participants will learn which types of trees were harvested, what was left to grow, what type of natural regeneration is expected, and how the forest stands should develop in the future. 

The tour will highlight DLLT’s management planning and oversight process, including the roles of the Forestry Committee and Board of Directors in representing the community.

Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for rough terrain in the woods, and please keep in mind that it is hunting season: wear at least one piece of blaze orange!

For further details about this program or other activities in the Farm Cove Community Forest, contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust by calling 207-796-2100, or by emailing  info@downeastlakes.org.