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October 19, 2017 - 7:30am to October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Designing for Maine

Have You Ever Wondered How to Get Locally Sourced Wood Materials Into Your Specs and Onto Your Job Sites More Easily?

• Meet Maine’s Wood Suppliers
• Go to the Source for Large Timbers, Flooring, Dimension Lumber
• Learn from Experts about Ecological Reserves and Sustainable Forestry
• Build Professional Contacts & Spend Two Days in the Woods with Colleagues and Collaborators
• Get Involved in a Growing Maine Local Wood Initiative

Local Wood WORKS and Maine Tree Foundation invite you to participate in a professional workshop giving design and engineering professionals a first-hand look at forestland conservation in Maine, sustainable forestry practices, and the issues at hand for Maine’s wood products businesses.

Local Wood WORKS is a collaboration of Maine’s economic and forestland conservation stakeholders. Individuals and organizations at the forefront of Maine’s growing local wood economy will offer their expertise and knowledge. 

Tour departs from Portland on Thursday for two days in rural Maine including one night at the New England Outdoor Center.

You will visit:
• A timber harvest on an 1,800 acre woodland in New Gloucester with forester, Jack Wadsworth • Hancock Lumber Mill in Casco with Kevin Hancock
• Longfellows Cedar Shingles in Windsor • Bradley Public Reserved Lands with Maine State Forester, Terri Coolong
• Robbins White Pine Plantation and Lumber Company with Jim Robbins
• A.E. Sampson Flooring in Warren • Newly designed Nature Conservancy offices in Brunswick with Kate Dempsey and Ethan Bessey

Spend the evening at Twin Pines:
• Enjoy the New England Outdoor Center
• Dinner and social hour with colleagues
• Evening discussion with Lloyd Irland, The Irland Group, and Ken Laustsen, Maine Forest Service Biometrician: forestland conservation, sustainable forestry, and wood markets

More info here.

Event starts in Portland on a tour around the state.