KNOX CO., Maine — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is joining the Maine Forest Service (MFS) to co-sponsor a series of field tours to highlight woodland stewardship and conservation practices of private landowners. These free tours will be led by Midcoast District Forester Morten Moesswilde and are open to landowners, loggers, foresters and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands.
- January 18, 2-4pm: The first tour in the series, Winter Tree ID and Woodland Ecology, will be held at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St (Rt 90) in Rockport. In addition to being the home of sustainable agriculture programs for youth and families, Erickson Fields, a program of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, has built approximately 2.5 miles of year-round, public access walking trails that loop through a mixed stand of softwoods and hardwoods. The tour will begin in the parking lot at 2pm. Please dress for field conditions.
- February 15, 2-4pm: View the results of a recent, careful timber harvest at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Bearce-Allen Preserve and Demonstration Forest in Bristol.
- March 15, 3-5pm (note time change): Tree selection for the future forest at the Koubek property in Bremen.
- April 19, 3-5pm: NRCS Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program sponsored project at Medomak Valley Land Trust’s Burkett Mill Preserve in Waldoboro.
For more information about these and future tours, contact Hildy Ellis (Knox-Lincoln SWCD) at 596-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Morten Moesswilde at 441-2895. Participants are asked to let Hildy know if they plan to attend so they can be contacted in the event of stormy weather.
–Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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