Spring 2022 Forestry and Wildlife Workshop
Date: Thursday April 21, 2022
Time: 1 – 4:30 pm
Location: Great Pond Mountain Trust, North Gate (directions and maps here)
Cost: Free, registration required (Click here, or call 207-667-8663). Limited to 20 attendees.
We will visit several sites where GPMCT has worked with NRCS on forest practices that improve forest stands and enhance wildlife habitat. Attendees will travel along the five-mile Valley Rd, stopping at various
sites and start at the North Gate on Bald Mountain Rd., Orland.
Roger Greene – Forester, GPMCT
Joseph Roy – Private Lands Wildlife Biologist, IF&W
Catherine Rees – Ecological Consultant
Christopher Phinney – USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT) is a public-supported nonprofit land trust established in 1993. The Trust owns and manages the 5,000-acre Wildlands in East Orland for recreation, wildlife habitat and sustainable forestry, with 4,500 acres currently enrolled in the Maine Tree Farm Program. The Wildlands are open to the public for hiking, biking, snowmobiling and horseback riding, as well as hunting, fishing, and trapping.
The Maine Tree Farm Committee named GPMCT as Hancock County’s 2022 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year and State Runner-Up for 2022. The American Tree Farm System is the oldest and largest forest conservation, certification and advocacy program in the United States and was founded in 1941. There are more than 1,400 designated tree farms in Maine.
The award selection committee me with Trust Executive Director Landon Fake and Forester Roger Greene to tour the Tree Farm in October 2020.
“The entire committee was thoroughly impressed with the pride and level of care the Trust takes in stewardship of its forest and believes the management ethic and history of community involvement of GPMCT is a perfect example of an Outstanding Tree Farmer”, said Kelly French, program and outreach coordinator of Maine TREE.