Stories about Maine Forest Service

Maine Forest Rangers, shown in November 2014, monitor the taking of evergreen boughs, which requires written landowner permission.

Away with the rangers? After weapon bill veto, LePage plans forest service overhaul

By John Holyoke on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:56 p.m.

Greenville school budget hike won’t raise taxes, says superintendent

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 28, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Forest rangers deploy from a Maine Forest Service Bell 407 helicopter after landing near a simulation burn site for their media demonstration in Township 32 MD Monday morning, May 2, 2011.

Panel recommends starting to arm Maine’s forest rangers

By John Holyoke on Dec. 09, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.

Maine Forest Service, fire crews fight eight fires across state on Monday

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2013, at 10:08 p.m.

Maine Forest Service publishes Katahdin spider report

on Nov. 29, 2012, at 10:32 a.m.

Maine rangers to get award for video on protecting property from wildfires

The Associated Press on Aug. 16, 2012, at 6:25 a.m.

New poster illustrates out-of-state firewood ban

on July 30, 2012, at 1:23 p.m.

Maine Forest Service settles with Athens logger after Palmyra clear-cutting violation

By Alex Barber on July 12, 2012, at 7:58 p.m.
A Maine Forest Service helicopter captured images of a series of 24 to 30 grass fires along Interstate 95's northbound lane from Carmel to Sherman that investigators believe was caused by debris falling from a truck on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Charges unlikely for string of I-95 grass fires

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 11, 2012, at 2:24 p.m.
Houlton High School students clean up the roadside along Route 2 on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 as part of a communitywide effort. Houlton Police Department officers also took part in the project, organized by Maine Forest Service Forest Rangers.

Houlton roadside cleanup nets 80 bags of trash, tires and other junk

on May 23, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.

New French edition of ‘Best Management Practices’ now available

on May 18, 2012, at 4:35 p.m.
Bill Williams

Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine names first deputy director

on May 17, 2012, at 11:26 a.m.

Presque Isle man arrested in connection with 3 wildfires

By Jen Lynds on April 23, 2012, at 5:01 p.m.
A Bridgewater man was convicted of theft by unauthorized use
of property on Friday, April 20, 2012, for taking a joyride on logging
company equipment such as the delimber pictured here. The man pictured here is an employee of the company, not the man who was charged. The Maine Forest Service charged 27-year-old Louis Finemore after catching him using the equipment during a surveillance operation.

Bridgewater man fined for joy rides on logging company’s equipment

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.

Maine Forest Service, local fire crews busy fighting 15 wildfires

By Dawn Gagnon on April 20, 2012, at 9:56 p.m.
Maine Forest Service Forest Ranger Art Lavoie works Thursday at a fire in a mountainous area of Gilead. Four forest rangers were at the scene along with about 24 local firefighters. A Maine Forest Service helicopter was making repeated drops at the fire scene, getting water from the nearby Androscoggin River.

Red flag warning issued for much of state as firefighters battle western Maine wildfire

By Kevin Miller on April 05, 2012, at 1:02 p.m.

Maine logging company to pay $35,000 fine for clear-cutting violations

The Associated Press on Feb. 10, 2012, at 4:20 p.m.

Maine Forest Service finds two new beetles but no new invasive bugs

By Maine Department of Conservation on Nov. 23, 2011, at 2:38 p.m.

Wardens come to aid of lost Houlton hunter

By Diana Bowley on Oct. 02, 2011, at 3:41 p.m.
Students from the Veazie Community School rake mulch around one of the trees that were planted in the school yard Friday. The town received a gift of 44 trees from the Maine Forestry Program and employees planted them on town properties among the school. Pictured are (from left) Noah Parker, 6, Dominic Needham and his twin brother, Zach Needham, both 8.

Veazie children help plant some of 44 trees donated to town

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 30, 2011, at 4:56 p.m.