Road Crossing Field Training
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Road Crossing Field Training

  • Maine Lakes Science Center (map)
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Our partners at Stream Smart Maine are offering this two-day, hands-on introduction to stream survey techniques and concepts associated with developing ecologically sound road/stream crossings. Day One will include a field training on what information to collect and how to collect it. On Day Two participants will analyze the data to develop preliminary designs in the classroom. Workshop attendees may be eligible for Forestry Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), DEP Voluntary Contractor Certification CEUs, and Engineering CEUs.

The workshop runs 9 to 4 both days. The $70 course fee includes lunch.

FMI and to register: maineaudubon.org/streamsmart

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Repairing Problem Culverts
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Repairing Problem Culverts

  • 240 Sawyers Mills Road Starks, ME, 04911 United States (map)
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Presented by the Somerset County SWCD and Maine Woodland Owners Upper Kennebec Valley chapter. A persistent stream crossing problem has been fixed after more than half a century; come learn how.

Management projects are sometimes poorly done, with long-term negative impacts on nearby properties, public and private.  This site visit will spotlight a stream relocation done by a landowner about 1960 that damaged fish passage and a town road.  A MDEP grant to the Town of Starks corrected the problem.

The workshop is free and open to the public, and there is no need to preregister.

For more information please contact either Joe Dembeck at email: joseph.dembeck@me.nacdnet.net / phone – 207-474-8323 or Patty Cormier (Maine Forest Service) at email: patty.cormier@maine.gov / phone – 207-592-2238

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After the Harvest: A Tour of the Yankee Woodlot
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

After the Harvest: A Tour of the Yankee Woodlot

  • Somerset Couty Cooperative Extension Office (map)
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The Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District, together with the Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter of Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Forest Service, invite you to join us for an informal walk of the most recent harvested area of the Yankee Woodlot in Skowhegan.  This is a great opportunity to see what and how the cut was done.  If time allows we will walk the harvest done the previous year, too.  We will discuss all things harvesting, such as the planning, contract, monitoring or any subject folks want to discuss.  Please be prepared for the weather.  No need to pre-register, and this event is free and open to everyone!

Meet at:   Somerset County Extension, 7 County Dr., off Back Road in Skowhegan

 

 

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