Conference Highlights

woods road

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

Networking Reception


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

Click here for a detailed conference schedule and workshop/panel speakers as of 10/27/14