Forestry for designers and builders

Do you and your clients have questions about the sources of wood and forestry practices in Maine? Panelists will provide an overview of the forestry behind the logs that find its way into sawmills and retail lumberyards. This includes an explanation of sustainability, supply chains and green certification. It will also include an explanation of how active forest management may be used to advance conservation and other non-timber production goals. Panelists include Lloyd Irland, former state economist and former director of Maine’s Bureau of Public Lands; Ken Laustsen, state biometrician; and Tom Abello of The Nature Conservancy in Maine.