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Canadian bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) is a herbaceous species in the dogwood genus and can form dense ground cover in moist woodlands. Photo credit: Logan Johnston

Canadian bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) is a herbaceous species in the dogwood genus and can form dense ground cover in moist woodlands. Photo credit: Logan Johnston

July 8, 2020

A New Idea for Carbon Offsets: A discussion with Alec Giffen, former Director of the Maine Forest Service
This recording of an April 2nd webinar from the Maine Climate Table features, "Alec Giffen of the New England Forestry Foundation and Clean Air Task Force. Alec describes a new idea for forest carbon offsets that would reward forest landowners for both carbon AND for active, 'Exemplary Forestry.' The goal is to grow the forest economy AND sequester more carbon at the same time."


American Tree Farm Standards of Sustainability Review and Open Comment Period

The American Tree Farm is currently updating its standards for woodlots enrolled in the program. They have invited the public to provide feedback on their work from June 2nd-August 2nd. The draft standards are available here and feedback can be given here.


American Beech

This article from the Summer 2020 edition of The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener discusses some of the characteristics of American Beech, and explores how small woodlot owners might manage the resource to increase forest health and produce home-use forest products.

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