November 14, 2014
Registration and Check-in 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Conference 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Keeping Maine's Forests: Looking at forestland and woodflows across time and into the future – Ken Laustsen, Biometrician, Maine Forest Service
Wildlands, Woodlands, and Farmlands: The Place of ‘Local’ Wood and Food in New England’s Future – Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies, Brandeis University; Environmental Historian, Harvard Forest
Catalyzing Innovation in the Regional Wood Products Industry – Collin Miller, Former Director of Wood Products Initiatives for the Northern Forest Center
Panels and Workshops: Click Here for a list of Speakers and Speaking Points
Maine Success Stories - Businesses that thrive from our forests in the logging, processing,
fuel, home building and fine woodworking industries
Challenges and Opportunities - Group discussions with business leaders, policymakers, landowners and researchers on how best to improve and grow the local wood economy.
• Growing and sustaining businesses in the local wood economy
• Managing woodlands for a sustainable local wood economy
• Developing policies and programs that support a local wood economy and healthy forests
• Implementing research that supports sustainable wood supplies, landowner goals, and woodlands and wildlands
Networking and B2B Opportunities:
Business Expo - Day-long showcase for Maine businesses that work in and with those in the forest and forest products industry
November 15, 2014
Open houses 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Success Story Open Houses – Voluntary site visits to highlighted businesses from the conference across the region