The Camden Public Library is set to host Andy Whitman and Allyssa Gregory from the Maine Forest Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, for a virtual presentation on ways to steward woodland with forest carbon in mind.

They will discuss forest carbon basics, forest resilience, forest carbon practices, and provide information on where to find additional resources, and who to contact for professional guidance.

Andy Whitman Submitted photo

Whitman is the climate and carbon specialist at the Maine Forest Service. This is a new role where he is working with MFS district foresters to provide science-based information to woodland owners about managing their woodlands for resilience to climate impacts and improving forest carbon storage while managing for their other woodland objectives.

He has spent most of his life living and working in Maine, including 25 years on forestry and forest ecology. His lifetime focus has been on the sustainable management of forests and farmland for the benefit of humans and nature.

Allyssa Gregory Submitted photo

Allyssa Gregory is the Maine Forest Service’s district forester for the MidCoast and acting land owner outreach forester. She assists with regulatory issues, leads educational workshops, and offers visits to landowners with 10-plus forested acres. Her professional background includes rural forestry, urban forestry, horticulture and structure firefighting.

Gregory is involved with the Tree Farm program as a certified inspector and serves as the chair for Knox and Waldo counties. She is a Project Learning Tree facilitator and can assist educators with natural resource based programs.

To register visit



Check out other upcoming area events!

Comments are not available on this story.