The logging industry has seen a steep decline in demand for wood fiber since the pandemic began, leading to an estimated 20% drop in the timber harvest this year. But federal help may be on the way. Beginning Thursday, the Loggers Relief Act makes $200 million available for logging and log hauling businesses that have […]
The town of Ashland has acquired a 94-acre parcel of land and plans to develop it for mixed commercial and industrial use, according to a news release Thursday.
A public survey released Thursday shows Mainers are generally bullish about the future of the state’s forest products industry, but have little awareness of how it’s changing. Of nearly 500 survey respondents throughout the state, 80% would recommend Maine students consider a forest-related job. FOR/Maine, a public-private coalition promoting the forest products industry, conducted the […]
This Age of Nature lecture presentation is organized by Maine Public. Age of Nature is an upcoming TV series on PBS and will air locally on Maine Public Television. Maine Public has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in Maine, as well as the Maine Education Association and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, to put together a series […]
From WashingtonExaminer The Maine Climate Council has suggested a strategy that draws on the potential for constructing fuel efficient, modestly priced homes with locally sourced wood to help address the state’s affordable housing shortage while boosting the economy. Sustainably harvested wood – particularly when transport is minimal – is more sensible when compared with steel […]