St. John Valley Soil & Water Conservation District

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 FORESTRY

More than one thousand St. John Valley residents own forested acres as small woodlots. The St. John Valley SWCD with a history of preserving natural, working landscapes in Northern Maine will continue to expand its forestry training programs. The Districts objective in Forestry is to,  "Promote the sustainable, wise-use management of the Valley's small, non-industrial woodlots." We will work to achieve this goal by providing the education, resources and promoting incentive programs available to woodlot owners.  


  Maine Consulting Foresters

     Consulting foresters offer a variety of services to landowners. These may include:

  • Acquisition & sale of forest lands
  • Aerial photo mapping & interpretation
  • Appraisals: land, timber, damage, trespass
  • Arboriculture
  • Forest inventory & cruising
  • Forest management plans
  • Litigation & expert testimony
  • Road location, design & construction
  • Timber sales: preparation & administration
  • Timber sales: solicit bids & prepare contracts
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Thinning, weeding, & pruning
  • Wildlife management

In addition to the above services, consultants listed as cost-share program participants may also participate in state and federal cost-share programs, which can provide financial assistance to small woodlot owners for certain forest management activities, such as forest management planning and non-commercial forest management practices.

  For a list of Maine Stewardship Foresters.

  To search the Maine Forester Licensing Board for licensed Foresters in your area.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Maine Forest Service

Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM)  

MEMBERSHIP DUES

All programs and services of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the USDA are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital and familial status.

 EMAIL:  sjvswcd@gmail.com