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Finding Common Ground In Conservation

Friday, May 4th, 2012

IFM is happy to share Rob Little’s video showcasing how Androscoggin Land Trust, Verso Paper, private land owners, and IFM come together to conserve forest land. Thank you to Rob Little for allowing us to do so.

Finding Common Ground in Conservation from Robert Little on Vimeo.

Sustainable Forest Management

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

IFM was recently featured in an article on the ONE New England website. It offers insight into IFM’s approach and values to forest management. We encourage you to check it out.

Seeing The Trees For The Sustainable Forest

Asian Longhorned Beetle Threatens Maine’s Trees

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

For other invasive species that threaten Maine’s woods click on the following link to the Maine Forest Service’s information on invasive threats - http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/InvasiveThreats.htm

John Gunn Appointed to FSC-US Board

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

IFM is proud to promote the news that our past colleague and good friend John Gunn has been appointed to the FSC-US Board. We are very happy for him and know that the FSC-US Board has acquired a very talented and gifted ecologist. Click here for more information.

Integrating Timber Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Integrating timber management and biodiversity conservation can be a challenge, to say the least. There are a myriad of biodiversity variables to consider and integrate with a variety of timber management approaches. Likewise, there are a great variety of documents that describe either biodiversity or timber management, but relatively few that attempt to meld the two together. The manual, “Focus Species Forestry: A Guide to Integrating Timber and Biodiversity Management in Maine”, by Robert Bryan with Maine Audubon, attempts to do just that.

According to the author:

“The goal of this manual is to simplify the task of integrating timber management and biodiversity conservation by identifying and managing for a few Focus Species whose habitat needs cover those of many other species.”

It has proven to be a very useful guide for Integrated Forest Management and has even been adopted as the foundation for forest management for one of our clients.