RANGELEY – A forestry workshop for private landowners, foresters, town officials and land trust staff and members interested in integrating timber management and biodiversity will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the conference room of the Rangeley Town Office. The workshop is sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Town of Rangeley.

Led by Robert Bryan, licensed forester and Maine Audubon forest ecologist, the workshop will review how landowners and foresters can improve or maintain wildlife habitat on their land while managing the land for recreation, timber or other personal goals.

“Managed forests can provide multiple benefits in developing communities, including clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, wood for building homes and furniture, and places to enjoy nature and the outdoors,” said Bryan. “Focus species forestry is an integrated way to achieve those goals.”

The workshop is based on Maine Audubon’s new guide, Focus Species Forestry, which shows how to manage forest lands for the full range of Maine’s wildlife while simultaneously providing other forest benefits such as wood, clean water, clean air and recreation.

Workshop participants will receive a summary of the guide’s recommendations and copies of the guide will be available for purchase at the workshop.

For more information about the workshop, call Shelby Rousseau at 864-7311, extension 4, or for more information on the Focus Species Forestry, call Rob Bryan 781-2330 or visit www.maineaudubon.org.



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