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Upcoming Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours

    Visit modern timber harvests, a logging museum, a paper mill and mills that make wood pellets on this summer’s Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours. There are still openings for formal and non-formal educators to attend the July 9-12 Teachers’ Tour at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins near Moosehead Lake and the July 23-26 Tour at Twin Pine Camps on Millinocket Lake near Mt. Katahdin. CEU’s and college credits are available.

    Offered by the Maine TREE Foundation for the 16th year, the acclaimed four-day tours will focus on the harvest and production of wood and fiber, including renewable energy and traditional forest products. Teachers in grades K-12, Girl and Boy Scout leaders, adult educators, Land Trust members and staff and Conservation Commission members are among those who will find a wealth of information about Maine’s forest resource on the tours and ways to share it with their students, colleagues and communities.
    A Project Learning Tree Workshop is offered on the first day and educators will tour renewable energy and wood products manufacturers, including a wood pellet mill, a paper mill and a biomass facility. They will visit active harvests using modern equipment and discuss the information and planning required to practice sustainable forestry with landowners, foresters, loggers, mill owners and scientists.
    Go to or contact Cathy Jo Herlihy at 621-9872 or for more information and a registration brochure.

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