Forester’s Institute

What is the Forester's Institute?

In 2008 the Maine Forest Service launched a new series of educational programs for Maine Licensed Foresters.  Called the Forester’s Institute, its objectives are to provide topical and interactive sessions for Maine Licensed Foresters; delivered on a regular schedule and at low or no cost.  Workshops are generally offered in two geographic locations, as well as webinar formats.

Workshop topics are identified by the needs of Maine Licensed Foresters - determined by on-line surveys and workshop evaluations.  Workshops are announced via MFS Foresters (sign up box to the right) and Woods Wise list-serves and are posted on the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry website. 

We continue to explore ways to expand workshop locations, as well as the incorporation of  emerging distance education options and alternative workshop formats.

For more information about the Forester Institute contact:

Kevin D. Doran, Ed.D
Natural Science Educator
Maine Forest Service
22 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333-0022
Phone:  office 207-287-4988
            cell 207-837-9565

Past Forester's Institute Workshops

Tree Growth Tax Law - October 11 (Scarborough) & 12 (Bangor), 2017; January 30, 2018 – Ellsworth



Emerald Ash Borer - August 21, 2014

Growing Oaks in Maine Woods - November 8, 2013