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Woodland Stewardship & Forest Carbon: What can a forest landowner do to counter climate change? (Zoom)

Thursday, February 22 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

On Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 PM on Zoom, Andy Whitman and Allyssa Gregory from the Maine Forest Service will present on ways to steward your woodland with forest carbon in mind. They will discuss forest carbon basics, forest resilience, forest carbon practices, and provide information on where to find additional resources, and who to contact for professional guidance.

Andy Whitman is the Climate and Carbon Specialist at the Maine Forest Service.  This is a new role where Andy is working with MFS district foresters to provide science-based information to woodland owners about managing their woodlands for resilience to climate impacts and improving forest carbon storage while managing for their other woodland objectives.  He has an M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine at Orono.  He has spent most of his life living and working in Maine including 25 years on forestry and forest ecology.  His lifetime focus has been on the sustainable management of forests and farmland for the benefit of humans and nature.

Allyssa Gregory is the Maine Forest Service’s District Forester for the MidCoast and Acting Land Owner Outreach Forester. She assists with regulatory issues related to NRPA and FPA, leads educational workshops, and offers in-person visits to landowners with 10+ forested acres. She obtained a forestry degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her professional background includes rural forestry, urban forestry, horticulture, and structure firefighting. Allyssa is involved with the Tree Farm program as a certified inspector and serves as the chair for Knox & Waldo counties. She is a Project Learning Tree facilitator and can assist educators with natural resource based programs.