Forestry News

Governor Mills Announces Launch of Forestry Recovery Grant Program

November 22, 2021 Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is now accepting applications for Phase 1 of the Forestry Recovery Initiative, a multi-phase grant program to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy.

Governor Mills Launches $20 Million Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan Initiative to Support Maine’s Forest Economy and Rural Communities

(Source: Office Maine Governor Janet Mills) November 12, 2021 Milford, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration is launching the Forestry Recovery Initiative to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy. The initiative will be administered by the […]

A Maine logging industry program focuses on growing the workforce

Maine’s workforce-challenged logging industry has a dozen new workers after last week’s graduation ceremony for the latest group to complete a 12-week hands-on training program.  The program was jointly developed by the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and Northern Maine, Eastern Maine and Washington County community colleges, with support from industry partners. With this summer’s recently graduated group, 60 trainees […]

Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of Maine researchers.  Christine Conte, an ecology and environmental sciences student who earned a master’s degree from UMaine in 2019, […]

New federal relief will provide $200M for logging industry

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 […]