News From Maine’s Forests

UMaine-led FOR/Maine coalition chosen as a finalist for up to $100 million in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Proposal aims to accelerate the Northern Forest Bioeconomy through innovation, commercialization, workforce and community redevelopment The FOR/Maine Coalition has been named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The University of Maine was awarded the $500,000 grant to support the coalition to further develop […]

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RFP: Client Management for Investment Attraction

NOTICE of REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Client Management for Investment Attraction ORGANIZATION: Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), Maine Forest Products Council SUMMARY: The FOR/Maine Market Attraction Committee is looking for a contracted vendor or organization that can support the Client Management System established by the FOR/Maine project. The client management system is managed by a subset of FOR/Maine and includes […]

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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.

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RFP: Forest Economy Educational Connections

1.3 Purpose of the RFP FOR/Maine is interested deepening existing place-based efforts to engage K-12 students, rural communities, and industry partners in developing educational connections to forest economy topics and subjects, with the goal of spurring interest among youth in a career in forest products in Maine. This work is related to implementing recommendations from […]

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RFP Professional Development Project: Woodland Retreat Owner Outreach & Engagement

1.3 Purpose of the RFP FOR/Maine’s Small Woodland Owner Committee is seeking a consultant to develop a 1⁄2 day credentialed professional development opportunity/continuing education course for forest industry professionals focused on conducting successful outreach and sustaining engagement with woodland retreat owners. The consultant will also be responsible for developing train the trainer resources, such as […]

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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 […]

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RFP RE-ISSUE: FOR/Maine Timber Harvesting Equipment Transportation Efficiency Study

NOTICE of REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RE-ISSUE: FOR/Maine Timber Harvesting Equipment Transportation Efficiency Study ORGANIZATION: FOR/Maine, Maine Forest Products Council SUMMARY:FOR/Maine is soliciting competitive bids for a study of Timber Harvesting Equipment Transportation Efficiency. The provider will study and report on the possibility of a statewide expansion of 1) the March/April allowance for the movement of […]

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Bowdoin Pioneers Maine’s First Pure-Mass Timber Commercial Structure, Signals Continued Commitment to Sustainability

Published September 20, 2021 by Bowdoin News The framework of Bowdoin’s latest construction project supports more than simply the buildings that will become Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies; it also supports the College’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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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 […]

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RFI: FOR/Maine Forest Economy Educational Connections & Curriculum Design

RFI: FOR/Maine Forest Economy Educational Connections & Curriculum Design

NOTICE of REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: FOR/Maine Forest Economy Educational Connections & Curriculum Design ORGANIZATION: FOR/Maine, Maine Forest Products Council SUMMARY: FOR/Maine is interested in developing a better understanding of the work needed to build educational connections and curriculum resources that educate and engage students on forest economy topics and subjects which may ultimately result in […]

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