For anyone new to woodland ownership in Midcoast Maine or who is wondering how to better manage their land and resources, Midcoast Conservancy announces its new Landowner 101 Series where participants can meet neighbors and learn new skills. To be held at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, this three-part, socially-focused series offers a unique experience to its members.
The brainchild of Midcoast Conservancy members who were new to the area and wondering how to combine their desire to learn more about managing their new property and their enthusiasm for meeting community members to forge a deeper sense of local connection, Landowner 101 will provide the opportunity to learn practical hands-on skills from a panel of experts, including trail building, extracting wood from a woodlot, and managing land with a wildlife focus.
Between classes, the group will enjoy organized meet-ups where members will have the opportunity to make new friends, have a drink, and paddle the waters of Midcoast Maine. There will be a potluck dinner after the final class.
The first meeting is July 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will focus on low impact tactics, tools and techniques for active woodland management. Trail stewardship will be the topic on Aug. 6 and the final meeting, on Aug. 27, will look at promoting wildlife through forestry. This is a progressive series, registration is required, and the fee covers all three classes. The cost is $150 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $175 for non-members. To sign up, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events-list/landowner-class-1.