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Tom Doak, Maine Woodland Owners Executive Director, has been appointed to serve on the Task Force on All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Initiatives, and will represent the interests of woodland owners as the group works to develop a set of recommendations for the 2020 Legislature. 

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For Many Conifers, It’s All in the Seeds
By Maxwell McCormack In last month’s issue, Lloyd Irland hit the nail squarely on the head. White pines had a banner year for production of ...

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Hicks New Director of Communications and Outreach
After recent staffing restructuring, Maine Woodland Owners is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Hicks as its new Director of Communications and Outreach.

Jenn comes to the organization from Teens To Trails where she served as its Development Coordinator. Previous to that, Jenn was the Executive Director of Pemaquid Watershed Association which recently merged with Damariscotta River Association to become Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust.

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Maine Woodland Owners Welcomes  Harold Burnett as Staff Forester!
Harold Burnett has joined Maine Woodland Owners as its staff forester, a part-time role. Executive Director Tom Doak said, “Harold is a very experienced forester and well-known in the forest community. He will be a great help in managing our growing Land Trust.” Burnett took up his work recently and hit the ground running. Harold said, “I’ve laid out timber sales in Lamoine and Sullivan, begun familiarizing myself with the Penobscot and Winn woodlots, flagged boundaries in Standish, in advance of a blazing project, checked in on a harvest operation in New Gloucester, and conferred with several new, potential woodland donors to our Land Trust.” 

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Our Office on the Move, Once More
Our new location is 8 Mulliken Court in Augusta – a house converted into office space. We occupy the entire building. The new office borders Western Avenue, with a large sign that’s highly visible.

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 There are at least 1,850 bills this year at the Maine State Legislature, and the statutory adjournment date is June 19. Maine Woodland Owners has been actively lobbying on a number of bills that would impact woodland owners, including a Tree Growth Tax Law amendment, abandoned roads and ATV use. 

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The pace of action at the State House is picking up. While many bills have yet to be printed, a number of those of interest to woodland owners have been dealt with, or are pending. Here are some of the issues we’ve been dealing with:

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Tick Pathogen Test Now Available in Maine
A new in-state service that tests ticks for the three most common tick-borne pathogens – Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis –  is now available to Maine residents. 

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Habitat Made Easy:  Guidebook Shows the Way
A wealth of information is packed into the 15 page booklet, “A Woodland Owner’s Guide to Forestry for Maine Birds.”. It spells out the differences between hardwood, softwood, and mixed-woods as they determine bird habitat preferences. It describes threats to forest songbirds. It uses 16 priority birds as bellwethers for the rest of the avian world.

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Counting the Birds a Truly Big Deal
     Don’t be too surprised if a birder wanders through the neighborhood this month. The annual Christmas Bird Count will put hundreds of Mainers out on the street over the last few weeks of the year, as it has for the past 118 years.

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