Family Forests

Family Forests are forestlands owned by individuals and families holding parcels between 1 and 1,000 acres. Family forests have a significant impact on wood supply, ecosystem services, recreation, and other benefits. Family forests account for approximately 32% of the forest area in Maine, and about 25% of timber harvested each year. Major issues facing family forests are related to development pressure, estate transfer, recreation access, and forest management.

Contact Information

Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
The University of Maine

5755 Nutting Hall Rm 263
Orono, ME 04469-5755

Phone: (207) 581-3794

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